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Potrait of Man

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Painted enamel. Profile to left, black cap & cloak, against blue ground. Gilded lines & white edge (chipped in 2 places & long strip missing). Mottled back. Framed in gilded metal with scalloped inner edge, rope border & 4 foliate mounts, top & bottom one. Possibly attributed to Leonard...

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Provenance

Acquired from Seligmann and Co. by Otto H. Kahn (b. 1867 - d. 1934), New York [see note 1]; 1934, to the Mogmar Art Foundation [see note 2]; 1945, sold by Mogmar Art Foundation to the Brummer Gallery, New York (stock no. N6209); 1947, sold by Brummer to the MFA for $2,000. (Accession Date: November 13, 1947) NOTES: [1] According to an inventory of the Mogmar Art Foundation (June 26, 1934) on file at the Getty Research Institute (Duveen Brothers Records, Box 472), cat. no. MAF 4C. At that time it was being kept by Duveen, New York. [2] The Mogmar Art Foundation was a private corporation that kept parts of Kahn's art collection after his death. On the Brummer inventory card, Otto Kahn was originally listed as the seller; his name was crossed out, and the Mogmar Art Foundation was written instead.

Credit Line

1941 Purchase Fund (Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection)

French (Limoges), 16th century

Object Place

Limoges, France

Dimensions

19.37 x 14.92 cm (7 5/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.1454

Medium or Technique

Painted enamel on copper

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Enamels