Pontormo: Portrait of a Halberdier (Getty Museum Studies on Art)
In 1568, Vasari noted that Pontormo painted a beautiful work, a portrait of Francesco Guardi. In 1612, however, the name of Cosimo de'Medici was attached to a description of the portrait.
In this volume, Cropper argues that the subject of the painting is indeed Francesco Guardi. She discusses not only the specific determination of the sitter but the tools and methods used in general for establishing the people and places portrayed in works of art.
21 color plates. 32 b/w illustrations. 1 color foldout. French flaps. Notes. Bibliography. Genealogy of the Guardi family.
Author Elizabeth Cropper.
Title: Pontormo: Portrait of a Halberdier (Getty Museum Studies on Art).
Publisher: Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1998.
ISBN: 0892363665; ISBN 13: 9780892363667.
Condition: Unmarked. Very Good.
Keywords: Italian Art, 17th Century Art, Guardi Family, Renaissance Art, de Medici, European Art, Artists, Painting