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Gianfrancesco Sagredo

Painted by Leandro Bassano (1557-1622)

Oil on canvas
113.9 x 101 cm

While the sitter wears the official robes of a Procurator of San Marco, these were also worn by noblemen holding other offices of state. The harbour in the background cannot be definitively located. The costume and the style of the hair and beard suggest a date in the later 1590s. Trained by his father Jacopo, Leandro settled in Venice in 1588 where he worked on religious and historical paintings and became famous as a portraitist.

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