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  • Title: Rafaello Menicucci
  • Date Created: 1630-1632
  • Type: oil paintings
  • Rights: Delavan Smith Fund
  • External Link: http://www.imamuseum.org/mercury/load-artwork/14609
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • wall label: The French painter Valentin de Boulogne was a member of the first generation of Caravaggio followers in Rome.ÿ In this, his only known portrait, Valentin provides a superb characterization of an arrogant and rather unsavory character.ÿ Rafaello Menicucci, a jester attached to the court of Pope Urban VIII, was a notorious social climber who was obsessed with the idea of his own fame. Nicknamed "Count," Menicucci holds a drawing of a fortified tower inscribed "Castle of the Count" in his honor.
  • measurements: 31 1/2 x 25 5/8 in.
  • Artist: Boulogne, Valentin de

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