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Unknown Artist (after Lorenzo Lotto)
A Goldsmith Seen from Three Sides (Bartolomeo Carpan?)
around 1628

Possibly inspired by a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, the Venetian Renaissance painter Lorenzo Lotto painted a novel and famous portrait of a man showing three views of him in one composition. By collapsing three separate instants of viewing into one, Lotto conjures a rupture of time. His liberty with the conventions of portraiture was possible because the sitter, who may be the jeweller Bartolomeo Carpan, was a friend, and unencumbered by high social status.

 
Unknown Artist (after Lorenzo Lotto)
Seventeenth century
A Goldsmith Seen from Three Sides (Bartolomeo Carpan?)
around 1628
Oil on canvas
height / width: 61.30 x 77.20 cm; 24.13 x 30.39 in.
Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 1986
29-004

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