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Oil Painting - Portrait of a Collector

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1961P48
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1600 - 1620

Maker Information

Artist:Palma il Giovane - View biography for Palma il Giovane
Attributed to (previously):Annibale Carraci - View biography for Annibale Carraci
Follower of:Tintoretto - View biography for Tintoretto


The identity of the both the sitter in this portrait and its artist have long been contested, however it is now believed that the artist was Palma il Giovane. It is thought it may be a portrait of the artist Antonio Vassilacchi (1556-1629).

Purchased with the assistance of the National Art Collections Fund, 1961.

Further Information

Production Period:17th century
School/Style:Old Master
Medium:Oil on canvas.
Material(s):Oil paint

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Height:1118 mm
Width:1030 mm