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  • Title: Allegory of Virtue and Vice
  • Date Created: 1505
  • Physical Dimensions: w422 x h565 cm (overall)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Samuel H. Kress Collection
  • External Link: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Theme: profane, allegory
  • School: Venetian
  • Provenance: Bernardo de' Rossi, Bishop of Treviso from 1505 until 1510.[1] Probably Palazzo Farnese, Parma. Antonio Bertioli, Parma, by 1791 until at least 1803. Giacomo Gritti, Bergamo, by c. 1880. (sale, Sotheby's, London, 9 May 1934, no. 129); purchased by Martin Asscher, London.[2] (Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi, Florence and Rome); sold 1935 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; [3] gift 1939 to NGA. [1] The painting bears his coat of arms. [2] According to Kress files in NGA curatorial records. [3] According to Fern Rusk Shapley, Catalogue of the Italian Paintings, 2 vols., Washington, D.C., 1979: 1:278.
  • Artist: Lorenzo Lotto

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