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Adamo Elzheimer
  • Giocomo Frei, artist
    active: Italy
    Giovanni Domenico Ferretti
    1692–1768
    born: Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (present-day Italy) ; active: Grand Duchy of Tuscany (present-day Italy)
  • Adamo Elzheimer, 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
  • 2005.0195.10
Description

Monochromatic portrait of a man. He is shown from the waist up, his body tilted to the right and looking at the viewer. He has a black shirt with a square white collar. He has short dark hair, beard, and moustache. He is holding a painter’s palette and paintbrushes in his left hand. The background is gray. There are three lines of black text centered below the image and text in the bottom left and right corners.