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image of Allegory of Virtue and Vice Lorenzo Lotto (artist)
Venetian, c. 1480 - 1556/1557
Allegory of Virtue and Vice, 1505
oil on panel
overall: 56.5 x 42.2 cm (22 1/4 x 16 5/8 in.) framed: 64.3 x 51.8 x 6.4 cm (25 5/16 x 20 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1939.1.156
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From the Tour: Giorgione and the High Renaissance in Venice
Object 5 of 7

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Bernardo de' Rossi, Bishop of Treviso from 1505 until 1510.[1] Probably Palazzo Farnese, Parma. Antonio Bertioli, Parma, by 1791 until at least 1803. Giacomo Gritti, Bergamo, by c. 1880. (sale, Sotheby's, London, 9 May 1934, no. 129); purchased by Martin Asscher, London.[2] (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence and Rome); sold 1935 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; [3] gift 1939 to NGA.

[1] The painting bears his coat-of-arms.

[2] According to Kress files in NGA curatorial records.

[3] According to Fern Rusk Shapley, Catalogue of the Italian Paintings, 2 vols., Washington, D.C., 1979: 1:278.

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