Portrait of a Young Man by Alessandro Allori

Signed and dated 'AS.

Details

Medium:
Panel
Dimensions:
133 x 104 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £84,775)
Acquired in:
1983
Vendor:
Sotheby's

AL.B.P.F.M.D.L.XI.' with the date repeated in smaller letters above. Formerly attributed to Bronzino whose pupil the artist was. It is an expression of mid 16th century Florentine taste with the austere costume, the cameo, statuette of Apollo, decorated furniture and an incongruous nude in the background - a general air of refinement, sophistication and aristocratic hauteur.

Provenance

Acquired by Baron Mayer Amschel de Rothschild (d.1874) whose collection passed to his daughter Hannah; hers by 1878; by descent; Sotheby's, 1977; Bradford Walker; Sotheby's, 1982.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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