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image of Bindo Altoviti Raphael (artist)
Marchigian, 1483 - 1520
Bindo Altoviti, c. 1515
oil on panel
overall: 59.7 x 43.8 cm (23 1/2 x 17 1/4 in.) framed: 86.2 x 70.8 x 8.4 cm (33 15/16 x 27 7/8 x 3 5/16 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
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Commissioned by the sitter, then by inheritance in the Altoviti family, Rome and later Florence;[1] sold November 1808 via Johann Metzger to Ludwig I, King of Bavaria [1786-1868]; presented to the Alte Pinakothek, Munich; traded September 1938 to (Thos. Agnew and Sons, Ltd., London);[2] sold October 1938 to (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris);[3] sold 1940 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1943 to NGA.

[1] The complete provenance of this painting is described in David Alan Brown and Jane Van Nimmen, Raphael & the Beautiful Banker, New Haven and London, 2005.

[2] Regarding deaccessions from the Pinakothek, see also Jonathan Petropoulos, The Faustian Bargain, Oxford, 2000: 31+.

[3] The painting is listed in the General Stock Book of Duveen Brothers that covers the period 1 June 1937 to April 1941 (copy in NGA curatorial files; Duveen Brothers Records, Accession No. 960015, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Reel 66, Box 186).

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