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Adriano Vander Werff
  • Georg Martin Preissler, artist
    1700–1754
    born: Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; died: Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany)
    Giovanni Domenico Ferretti
    1692–1768
    born: Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (present-day Italy) ; active: Grand Duchy of Tuscany (present-day Italy)
  • Adriano Vander Werff, mid 1700s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • etching, engraving
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 340 x 255 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 3/8 x 10 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift from the Edward A. and Inge Maser Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2005.0195.07
Description

Monochromatic portrait of a man. He is shown from the waist up, his body tilted to the left and looking at the viewer. He has a gray shirt with a darker gray cloak over it. He has medium length dark curly hair. He is holding a painting of a semi-nude woman and children in his right hand and his left hand is holding a painter’s palette and brushes. He is leaning on a ledge from lower left to bottom right. The background is gray. There are two lines of black text centered below the image and text in the bottom left and right corners.








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