Giovanni Battista Rota, Member of the Rota Family of Venice
late 16th century
Oil on canvas
86 1/2 x 53 in. (219.7 x 134.6 cm)
Miscellaneous-Paintings & Portraits
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed (upper right): IO. BAPTA ROTA EQVES / DVCTOR GENTIV GRAVIS / ARMATVRE PRO SERMO. DNIO / VENETO . ETAT . ANNOR . LV . (Giovanni Battista Rota, knight, commander of the native heavy artilleryfor the most fair Venetian republic, at the age of fifty-five).
Wehle, Harry B. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of Italian, Spanish, and Byzantine Paintings. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1940. p. 209.