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  • Lorenzo Lotto: Portrait of a physician

    Giovanni Agostino della Torre was an eminent wealthy physician in the northern Italian town of Bergamo. Believed to have been 61 years old when his portrait was painted, he died in 1535 at 81, then presumably no longer in active medical practice. In this painting, now at the National Gallery in London, the doctor is…