National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Portrait of a Young Man in Red Giovanni Bellini (artist)
Venetian, c. 1430/1435 - 1516
Portrait of a Young Man in Red, c. 1480
oil and tempera on panel
overall: 32 x 26.5 cm (12 5/8 x 10 7/16 in.) framed: 50.5 x 44.9 x 3.5 cm (19 7/8 x 17 11/16 x 1 3/8 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
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From the Tour: Venetian Painting in the Early Renaissance
Object 3 of 7


Possibly Andrea Vendramin, Venice, by 1627.[1] Count Manfred von Ingenheim [b. 1896], Ober-Rengersdorf, Germany; (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); purchased February 1930 by Andrew W. Mellon, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.; deeded 28 December 1934 to The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh;[2] gift 1937 to NGA.

[1] Tancred Borenius, "More about the Andrea Vendramin Collection," Burlington Magazine 9, no. 348 (March 1932): 145, pl. 2A, first suggested that the NGA portrait may be identified with a picture attributed to Bellini in the illustrated inventory of the paintings in the collection of Andrea Vendramin compiled in 1627 (see Tancred Borenius, The Picture Gallery of Andrea Vendramin, London, 1923: pl. 10).

[2] Mellon purchase date and date deeded to Mellon Trust are according to Mellon collection files in NGA curatorial records and David Finley's notebook (donated to the National Gallery of Art in 1977, now in the Gallery Archives).

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