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Title Portrait of a Gentleman
Collection Astley Cheetham Art Gallery, Stalybridge
Artist Attributed to circle of Allori, Alessandro (Italian painter, 1535-1607)
Date Earliest about 1500
Date Latest about 1600
Description Allori was Bronzino's closest pupil. He worked in Florence and Rome and, as well as being influenced by his master, drew on the work of Vasari. But the painting could be by other mannerists of the period.
Current Accession Number ASTAC:1932.1
Former Accession Number 1/16/1
Subject portrait (male)
Measurements 120.5 x 94 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by J. F. Cheetham 1932.
Notes Research notes by Christopher Baker, 1989, held by Astley Cheetham Art Gallery: 'Originally described simply as 'Italian School - 16th century' when it first entered the collection, the association with Allori was pointed out in 1985 by Sotheby's, London. The elegant figure is similar to several images produced by that artist, but this work also resembles later 16th century Mannerists such as Battista Naldini (1537-1591) and Francesco Morandini (c.1544-1597).'
Rights Owner Astley Cheetham Art Gallery
Author Lisa Howard
 

 

 

 

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