Hektoen International

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  • Lorenzo Lotto: Portrait of a surgeon

    During his long peripatetic career the Venetian artist Lorenzo Lotto produced two paintings of medical interest, both in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The earlier painting, also shown as an Art Flash (qv), is of the physician, Giovanni Agostino della Torre and his son Niccol√≤, dated 1513. This painting, dated 1544, is…

  • 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…