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Portrait of the Artist
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A Painter's Self-Portrait


RCIN 402848

This mysterious portrait is first firmly recorded in one of George III's inventories where it is listed as a Portrait of an Artist by Bassano (an attribution now widely disputed) and noted as being ‘very fine'. During conservation, an X-radiograph revealed the figure of a woman painted upside down underneath the current portrait, while removal of later overpaint in the area around the artist’s palette exposed a partially-cropped crucifix.

Cat. 56

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