Object Title

Painting

Painting

Date

1531-1570

Object Number

I.54

Provenance

Purchased, Sotheby, 21 December, 1960, lot 231. Catalogued as 'Dosso, Portrait of a Nobleman... ' 'From the collection of Charles Davis, London ... H. B. Burney, London'

Physical Description

Oil on canvas. Standing before an unidentified romantic landscape, including a walled city, wearing a field armour with a breastplate engraved with a knight kneeling before christ on the Cross, ?possibly part of a garniture with Vienna A 420 by Desiderius Helmschmied. On cleaning, an inscription 'Alba' and the date 158?3 were revealed.

Dimensions

Dimensions: 45 in x 35.25 in (114.3 x 89.5 cm), frame 1550 mm x 1330 mm

Notes

A similar portrait in the possession of the Hispanic Society, New York, is dated 1549, which fits apparent age of sitter.
3rd Duke of Alba (1508-82)