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Bernardo Davanzati Bostichi

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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The sitter (1529–1606) was an antiquarian and scholar. Baldinucci recorded that Bostichi's son, Carlo, a patron and friend of Allori, owned a bust-length portrait of Bernardo by the artist. Engraved by Francesco Rondinelli, this painting may have served as the model for the portrait of Bernardo included in a ceiling in the Uffizi by Agnolo Gori of 1658 (repainted after 1762).

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology



c. 1605


oil on canvas


H 48 x W 37 cm

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Presented by the Art Fund, 1951

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The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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