Christopher Colombus (ca. 1451-1506)

Christopher Colombus (ca. 1451-1506)
Christopher Colombus (ca. 1451-1506)
Title
Christopher Colombus (ca. 1451-1506)
Date 
19th century
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 25 x 19 in. ( 63.5 x 48.3 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Gouverneur Morris
Object Number 
1817.8
Gallery Label 
This portrait is a 19th-century copy after the 16th-century copy by Christofano dell' Altissimo in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Altissimo, who had been a student of Pontormo and Bronzino, was commissioned by Duke Cosimo I in 1552 to paint copies of the portraits of notable men in the collection of Paul Jose, bishop of Nocera. He worked on this project until 1565, completing some 280 copies.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group