Portrait of a Genoese Nobleman

 
Artist
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
29 x 24 in.
Credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Cain
Accession number
44.131
Collection
Not Currently On View
Aldao Collection by 1934;{1}Camilo Aldao, New York, by at least 1938; auctioned at (American Association - Anderson Galleries, New York) in 1938;{2}purchased by (Douthitt Gallery, New York);{3}possibly (Aram Gallery, New York).{4}(Max Safron, New York);{5}Joseph E. Cain, Indianapolis, by 1942; given to the IMA in 1944 (44.131).{6}

{1}Letter from Max Friedlaender to a "Mr. Aldao" in Berlin dated 24 January (?) 1934, in IMA historical file (44.131). It is not know if this is a reference to Ricardo C. Aldao, Minister of Finance for the Province of Buenos Aires and Argentinean Secretary of Treasury, or to his son Camilo Aldao, an Argentinean journalist.
{2} American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, New York, Old and Modern paintings by XVI-XX century masters, 3 February 1938, no. 75, with consignor' s name given as Camilo Aldao.
{3} Letter from the Frick Art Reference Library to the John Herron Art Institute, dated 19 December 1944, stating that the painting was purchased out of the auction by Douthitt Gallery, the New York gallery owned by John Franklin Douthitt in the 1940s and 1950s. See annotated copy of auction catalogue at Frick Art Reference Library.
{4} A typed note in the Historical File (44.131) suggests that it may have passed through the Aram Gallery. For more about this owner/dealer, see the provenance portion of the collection website of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
{5}Letter from W. R. Valentiner to Joseph E. Cain, dated 3 April 1942, noting that Cain acquired the painting from Max Safron.
{6}Temporary Receipt No. 4619.
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