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Identification and Creation
Object Number
H238
People
Unidentified Artist
Copy after Justus Suttermans, Flemish (Anvers 1597 - 1681 Florence, Italy)
Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)
Title
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), after Justus Suttermans (1597-1681)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
18th century
Culture
Unidentified culture
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/299708
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
59.7 x 53.3 cm (23 1/2 x 21 in.)
framed: 90.2 x 81.9 x 12.1 cm (35 1/2 x 32 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Bequest of Professor Edward C. Pickering to Harvard University, 1919
Object Number
H238
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Harvard owns another portrait of Galileo, also copied from the Sustermanns original. See object number H182. The original painting by Justus Suttermans is in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy.
Publication History

Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), p. 60

John T. Bethell, Richard M. Hunt, and Robert Shenton, Harvard A to Z, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 2004), p. 277

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