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A Man with a Pair of Dividers (?)

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Attributed to Gentile BELLINI , active about 1460; died 1507

A Man with a Pair of Dividers (?)

Date: about 1500
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 69.2 x 59.1 cm
Acquisition credit: Bought, 1886

The identity of the sitter is uncertain. It was once thought that the dividers (?) suggested a mathematician, alive around 1494, who is said to have taught perspective to Giovanni Bellini and Carpaccio. However, the sitter could be Gentile's brother, Giovanni, as he looked in the last years of the 15th century.




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