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    Circle of JUSTUS SUSTERMANS (Flemish 1597-1681)
    Portrait Of A Man
    Oil on canvas
    32-3/4 x 26-1/8 inches, oval (83.2 x 66.4 cm)

    Provenance (labels verso):
    Chase collection;
    F.F. Hicks collection

    The Flemish painter Justus Sustermans served as court painter to the Medici Grand Dukes in Florence beginning in 1621 and worked for them for nearly the rest of his career. He was responsible for producing the most complete visual record of the likenesses of the later members Medici family including: Grand Duke Ferdinand II de' Medici and his wife Vittoria della Rovere; Grand Duke Cosimo III de' Medici; Grand Duchess Maria Magdalena of Austria; Leopoldo di Cosimo II de' Medici; Giancarlo de' Medici; and Claudia de' Medici. He also painted a distinguished portrait of Galileo (Uffizi). His reputation as a skilled portraitist in the Baroque tradition won him commissions at many other European and Italian courts including Vienna, Parma, Piacenza, Milan, Mantua, Ferrara, and Rome. Many examples of his work are preserved in the collections of the Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace, Florence.



    Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000.

    Condition Report*: relined, surface cleaned, some abrasion to the margins from frame, areas of strengthening
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    May, 2007
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