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Portrait of Agostino Barbarigo
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Item Details
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Culture
Italy, Venice, 16th century
Title
Portrait of Agostino Barbarigo
Work Type
Painting
Date
after about 1571
Material
oil on canvas
Measurements
Framed: 136.2 x 136.2 x 12.1 cm (53 5/8 x 53 5/8 x 4 3/4 in.); Unframed: 102.2 x 104.2 cm (40 1/4 x 41 in.)
Description
Barbarigo served as second in command of the Venetian naval forces during the Battle of Lepanto, fighting against the Ottoman Empire on October 7, 1571. During the skirmish, Barbarigo was slain by a Turkish arrow, which he holds in the portrait.

Barbarigo’s identity is defined by his military prowess. In the 1500s, Venetian military portraits often portrayed the sitter in armor in a pose typical of a Roman emperor, creating a link to the valor and might of ancient armies.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: P - Italian 16th & 17th Century
Department: European Painting and Sculpture
Provenance: Possibly Giorgio Bergonzi (Venice, Italy),
Possibly Manfrin, Venice, 1856]
H. O. Miethke (Vienna, 1927])
Italico Brass, 1870-1943 (Venice, Italy), sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1928.
Gift of Mrs. L. E. Holden, Mr. and Mrs. Guerdon S. Holden, and the L. E. Holden Fund
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1928.16_full.tif
SSID
24585090

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