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Portrait of Giovanni Battista Silva, Attributed to Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (61.79)
Attributed to Carlo Francesco Nuvolone
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Silva
oil on canvas
Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Judith Mann, Curator of Early European Art at the St Louis Art Museum, has suggested that the portrait may actually be a more sophisticated composition, in which the note held by Silva is actually from the artist, and references the delivery of the portrait to Silva (Sue Mani), an event itself depicted in the portrait. This would create a complex set of relationships between subject, artist and viewer, inviting further speculation and interpretation on both this depiction in particular and exchanges between image, subject, artist and viewer in general.
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