Giovanni Battista Moroni

Portrait of Abbess Lucrezia Agliardi Vertova



Giovanni Battista Moroni - Portrait of Abbess Lucrezia Agliardi Vertova

Literature

Peter Humfrey, Timothy Clifford, Aidan Weston-Lewis, Michael Bury, The Age of Titian, Edinburgh, 2004, fig. 39


Provenance

convent of Sant'Anna, Albino, until 1799, sold to Noli
prete Giovanni Battista Noli, Bergamo, from 1799
by descent to Signora Elena Noli Baglioni, Bergamo, 1860s
Ercole Baglioni, Bergamo, by 1870–at least 1875, sold to Zanchi
Dionigi Zanchi, Bergamo, ?until 1893, sold to Davis
Theodore M. Davis, Newport, R.I., 1893–died 1915
his estate, on loan to the MMA, 1915–30

External links

Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession number 30.95.255

Other works by Giovanni Battista Moroni


Giovanni Battista Moroni Don Gabriel de la Cueva, later Duke of Alburquerque
Don Gabriel de la Cueva, later Duke of Alburquerque
1560

Giovanni Battista Moroni Portrait of Giovanni Bressani
Portrait of Giovanni Bressani
1562

Giovanni Battista Moroni The Tailor
The Tailor
1565-70

Giovanni Battista Moroni Portrait of a Man
Portrait of a Man
1561

Giovanni Battista Moroni
Portrait of Abbess Lucrezia Agliardi Vertova
1557
91.4 x 68.6 cm
Oil on canvas
Dated and inscribed (on cartouche): LVCRETIA NOBILISS[IMI]. ALEXIS ALARDI / BERGOMENSIS FILIA HONORATISS[IMI]. / FRANCISCI CATANEI VERTVATIS / VXOR DIVAE ANNAE ALBINENSE / TEMPLVM IPSA STATVENDV CVRAVIT. / M.D.LVII. (Lucretia, daughter of the most noble Alessio Agliardi of Bergamo, wife of the most honorable Francesco Cataneo Vertova, herself founded the church of Saint Anne at Albino. 1557)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Theodore M. Davis Collection