Carlo Rimbotti (1518–1591)

Francesco Salviati (Francesco de' Rossi) Italian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 640

Salviati and Rimbotti, a doctor, belonged to the same literary academy; this is likely an informal portrait made for his friend. The even, crystalline surface comes from the thin, transparent layers of paint built up on the wood panel, which is exceptionally well preserved. Inscriptions and wax seals of the Rimbotti family, visible on the back of the panel, help trace the painting’s location for nearly five hundred years.

Carlo Rimbotti (1518–1591), Francesco Salviati (Francesco de' Rossi) (Italian, Florence 1510–1563 Rome), Oil on wood

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