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Portrait of a Man

Almost nothing is known of Bartolomeo Veneto’s training except that he worked in Lombardy and in the Veneto. His life, of which again little is known, has been reconstructed through his work and the inscriptions on his paintings. One of his religious compositions, for example, is signed with the interesting epigraph: “Bartolomeo half-Venetian, half-Cremonese”, suggesting that he may have been Crem…