Portrait of Catellano Trivulzio
Bernardino de’Conti painted Catellano Trivulzio at age twenty-six with his face in strict profile, as if on an antique medal or coin. The sitter’s splendid velvets, furs, and embroideries are typical trappings of Renaissance Milan’s powerful, affluent class. According to archival documents, Trivulzio was unpopular among his fellow Milanese, perhaps because of his family’s active role in the French occupation of the city from 1499 to 1512.
Tempera and oil on panel
29 1/8 × 22 1/4 in., 62 lb. (74 × 56.5 cm)
frame: 4 1/2 × 54 3/8 × 37 in. (11.4 × 138.1 × 94 cm) (show scale)
Inscribed across top: "CATELLAN TRIVULCIUS ANNORUM 26 1505 DIE 13 MARTII"
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Bequest of A. Augustus Healy
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Bernardino de'Conti (Italian, Milanese School, documented 1494-1522). Portrait of Catellano Trivulzio, 1505. Tempera and oil on panel, 29 1/8 × 22 1/4 in., 62 lb. (74 × 56.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of A. Augustus Healy, 21.141 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 21.141_SL3.jpg)
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