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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Bartolomeo Passarotti, Italian (Bologna, Italy 1529 - 1592 Bologna, Italy)
Previously attributed to Giovanni Battista Moroni, Italian (Albino c. 1525-1578 Albino)
Portrait of a Man
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Portrait of a Man holding a Letter
Work Type
c. 1580
Italian, Emilian, Bolognese
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Physical Descriptions

Oil on panel
93.35 x 74.93 cm (36 3/4 x 29 1/2 in.)
frame: 120.5 × 101.8 cm (47 7/16 × 40 1/16 in.)

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Ralph Isham
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1972), p. 159
  • David Kolch, "Reconstruction System for Panel Painting Supports: A Review and Evaluation of Treatments in the Fogg Museum Laboratory, 1927-1952" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies , August 1977), Unpublished, pp. 1-60 passim
  • Sydney J. Freedberg, "Lorenzo Lotto to Nicolas Poussin", Apollo (May 1978), vol. 107, no. 195, pp. 389-397, p. 392, repr. p. 391 as fig. 5
  • Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 46, color plate; pp. 124, 337, repr. b/w cat. no. 695

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