Pontormo: Portrait of a Halberdier

Pontormo: Portrait of a Halberdier

by Elizabeth Cropper


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Pontormo: Portrait of a Halberdier by Elizabeth Cropper

Much has been written about the identity of the sitter in this portrait. In 1568, Vasari noted that Pontormo painted a beautiful work, a portrait of Francesco Guardi. In 1612, however, the name of Cosimo i de' Medici was attached to a description of the portrait. In this volume, Cropper argues that the subject of the painting is indeed Francesco Guardi. She discusses not only the specific determination of the sitter but the tools and methods used in general for establishing the people and places portrayed in works of art.

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ISBN-13: 9780892363667
Publisher: Getty Publications
Publication date: 02/28/1998
Series: Getty Museum Studies on Art Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.40(d)

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