Portrait of a Man (Alfonso de Valdés?)

Oil on oak | 42 x 33.8cm | c. 1531

Associate of Jan Cornelisz. Vermeyen

The sitter, wearing a lynx-lined coat, holds up a medal showing a bearded man dressed as a cardinal; the Latin inscription identifies him as Mercurio Arbono di Gattinara, Grand Chancellor to Emperor Charles V. The sitter is probably Alfonso de Valdés...
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