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Lorenzo Lotto: portrait of a surgeon

    Gian Giacomo Bonamigo and his son Niccolò, 1544 Lorenzo Lotto Philadelphia Museum of Art   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 […]

Lorenzo Lotto: portrait of a physician

Giovanni Agostino della Torre and his son, Niccolo, ca. 1513. Lorenzo Lotto. Philadelphia Museum of Art.   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 […]