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Giovan Battista Moroni
Albino 1520/4 - Bergamo 1578)
Portrait of Giovanni Antonio Pantera (Albino 1520/4 - Bergamo 1578)
Portrait of Giovanni Antonio Pantera
Oil on canvas 81x63 cm
Uffizi Gallery - Florence
The identity of the man portrayed could be deduced from the book he holds in his left hand and which, on the basis of the iscription on the back cover is Monarchia del Nostro Signore Gesł Cristo, a religious work published in Venice in 1545 by the poet Giovanni Antonio Pantera. Therefore he was already identified as the subject of Moroni's painting in the nineteenth century. The attribution to the Lombard artist, who was one of the greatest sixteenth century portraitists (and not only in Italy) was never questioned precisely because of the poetic and at the same time strong naturalism that distinguished this painting.
This painting was restored under the project BE PART OF HISTORY realised by VIVAHOTELS with the promotion of the ROMUALDO DEL BIANCO FOUNDATION.
The Project was born in 1994 in order to give a contribution to Florence Artistic Heritage with restoration of pieces of art trough the fundamental emotional involvement of the clients of VivaHotels.
By visiting the gallery where the masterpieces due to be restored is conserved, a VivaHotels guest contributes to the restoration without being involved in the direct cost of the sponsorship. Thus he becomes Patron of the Arts and his name will remain in the files of the Gallery forever. TO VIEW ALL THE PAINTINGS AND KNOW MORE ABOUT THE INITIATIVES OF VIVAHOTELS click here.
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Uffizi Gallery - Florence This painting was restored in the project BE PART OF HISTORY of VIVAHOTELS in co-operation with the ROMUALDO DEL BIANCO FOUNDATION.
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