Portrait of a Bearded Man

Follower of Paolo Veronese (Italian, 1528-1588)

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Sold at (Lepke, Berlin, Germany) in 1927. {1} Mrs. William H. Conroy, Indianapolis, Indiana, by 1959; given to IMA in 1959 (59.25).

{1} The art historian Fritz Heinemann attributed this painting to Damiano Mazzo of Titian's studio, and noted that it had been sold at (Lepke, Berlin) in 1927, as per correspondence from 1976 in IMA Historical File (59.25). Indeed, lot. 135 (ill.) in Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, Berlin, Gemälde Alter Meister XV. bis XVIII. Jahrhundert aus Englischem und Österreichischem Sammlerbesitz, 29 March 1927, is this painting, then attributed to "Tintoreto". (Painting conservator, David Miller, notes that the photograph in the auction catalogue wsa taken of this painting in a heavily overpainted state; since that time much of the overpainting has been removed.) A partially illegible custom's stamp on the back saying "Zollamt B (illegible)" indicates that this painting passed through German-speaking Europe.

Object Information

Follower of Paolo Veronese (Italian, 1528-1588)
oil on canvas mounted to board
17 x 13-3/4 in.
accession number
credit line
Gift of Mrs. William H. Conroy
Public Domain
European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800
deaccessioned on
transfer notes
Sold on 2/9/2009 in the Interiors sale (Lot 39)
Secondary example
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