Amerigo Vespucci (ca. 1454-1512)

Object Number: 
1939.242
Date: 
n.d.
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 x 21 3/4 in. ( 71.1 x 55.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: at top: "Americus Vespuccius"
Gallery Label: 
This portrait is a copy of an original painted by an unidentified 16th-century artist in the "Gallery of Famous Men" in the Uffizzi, Florence. It shows the navigator and explorer holding a rolled map of the western ocean.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mary Madison McGuire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group