European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Portrait of Gian Giacomo Stuer and His Son Gian AntonioMade in Treviso, Italy, Europe
Lorenzo Lotto (Lorenzo di Tommaso Lotto), Italian (active Venice, northern Italy, and Marches), first documented 1503, died 1556
Oil on canvas
Cat. 196John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelLorenzo Lotto’s account book records that in Treviso (near Venice) on March 7, 1544, the surgeon Gian Giacomo Stuer was billed ten ducats for a portrait of himself and his son Gian Antonio. The father’s expectations for his son’s future are shown by the surgical instruments he passes into the boy’s hesitantly outstretched hand.
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