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Du 1 Dona P Du Art 425 10/10/07 SEBASTIANO LUCIANI, KNOWN AS SEBASTIANO DEL PIOMBO, SEBASTIANO VENEZIANO, SEBASTIANO VINIZIANO Italian, about 1485-1547 Portrait of Pope Clement VII (about 1531) Three-quarter length Oil on slate 41 1/2 x 34 1/2 in. PROVENANCE Clement VII, Pope (?) (the sitter), ca. 1531 - Pembroke, Robert Henry Herbert, 12th Earl of. Wilton House, Wiltshire, England, UK (d. 1862), - 1861 Pembroke sale (Christie's) London, 1861/06/01 (0069) Tayleure (bought at Pembroke sale), 1861 - [Unknown], - 1987 Anonymous sale (Christie's) London, 1987/12/11 (0163) Agnew's. London, England, UK, 1987 – 1992 J. Paul Getty Museum (from Agnew's), Los Angeles, CA, USA., 1992 – LITERATURE A. Frederick, Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation, 1489-1556 . G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1904. K Gouwens, and S. E. Reiss, The Pontificate Of Clement VII: History, Politics, Culture . Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2005. R. Pallucchini, Sebastiano Viniziano (Fra Sebastiano del Piombo) . Milano, Montadori, 1944. The World Book Encyclopedia . World Book, Inc, 2000. V.Giorgio, Lives of Seventy of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects. G. Bell, 1897. pp. 316-339.
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Du 3 The painting in exhibit of J. Paul Getty Museum is the oil on slate version of the two portraits of Pope Clement VII which Sebastiano del Piombo did in 1531. According to the Getty Museum, Sebastiano told Michalangelo in a letter dated July 22, 1531, Pope Clement had visited del Piombo’s studio to see his new portrait on canvas. Pope was very pleased and ordered another version to be painted on stone. In the painting Pope Clement
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