Lot 96: "Americus Vespucius" Portrait

"Americus Vespucius" Portrait, oil on canvas painting of the famous America's Discoverer, 23 3/4" X 18 1/4", done in the manner of Pordenone(1483-1538) showing him in profile holding a rolled map, there are numerous copies of him in this pose in museums in ITaly, Spain, Sweden and the US.This painting was purchased in the 19thC in Italy by Frances Colton, while in the diplomatic service to Italy and was exhibited by him in the Columbian Exhibition in 1892 as noted in a plaque attached to the frame. There is restoration including having the painting attached to a plywood backboard. Consigned by a descendant of the Colton family to us.


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