Bindo Altoviti

Raphaelc. 1515

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC


  • Title: Bindo Altoviti
  • Date Created: c. 1515
  • Physical Dimensions: w438 x h597 cm (overall)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Samuel H. Kress Collection
  • External Link: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • artist: Raphael
  • Theme: portrait, male
  • School: Marchigian
  • Provenance: Commissioned by the sitter, then by inheritance in the Altoviti family, Rome and later Florence;[1] sold November 1808 via Johann Metzger to Ludwig I, King of Bavaria [1786 1868]; presented to the Alte Pinakothek, Munich; traded September 1938 to (Thos. Agnew and Sons, Ltd., London);[2] sold October 1938 to (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris);[3] sold 1940 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1943 to NGA. [1] The complete provenance of this painting is described in David Alan Brown and Jane Van Nimmen, Raphael & the Beautiful Banker, New Haven and London, 2005. [2] Regarding deaccessions from the Pinakothek, see also Jonathan Petropoulos, The Faustian Bargain, Oxford, 2000: 31+. [3] The painting is listed in the General Stock Book of Duveen Brothers that covers the period 1 June 1937 to April 1941 (copy in NGA curatorial files; Duveen Brothers Records, Accession No. 960015, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Reel 66, Box 186).


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