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Title Alfonso d'Arcano
Collection Museum of the Order of St John, St John Ambulance, London
Artist Attributed to Bassano, Jacopo, il vecchio (Italian painter and draftsman, ca. 1510-1592)
Date Earliest probably about 1560
Date Latest probably about 1590
Description Portrait of Alfonso d'Arcano, or Tricani ('of Giavvus' before 1538), who joined the Order in 1520. He came from a noble family of Udine, derived from the Kings of Croatia. His coat-of-arms is in the top right-hand corner; the three dogs, or 'tre cani', motif is obviously a pun on his name.
Current Accession Number LDOSJ:1804
Subject portrait (Alfonso d'Arcano)
Measurements 126 x 103 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Purchased from 'Drouet' (l'Hotel Drouot;) 1981.
Provenance Mme de la Ville le Roux-Dezarrois.
Notes Date based on probable age of the sitter as he appears in the painting and the dates of the artist.
Rights Owner Museum of the Order of St John
Author Malcolm Barclay



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