(b. 1485, Venezia, d. 1547, Roma)

Portrait of Antonio Cardinal Pallavicini

Oil on canvas
Pushkin Museum, Moscow

Antonio (Antoniotto) Pallavicini (1441-1507) was one of the best known Roman prelates, belonging to an ancient aristocratic family. The portrait of the cardinal was painted after his death, possibly as a commission from his relatives. In the 17th century, the painting belonged to the Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck. Following a recent restoration the painting has been reattributed to Titian.

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