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Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis: Bianca Maria Sforza  wikidata:Q20174631 reasonator:Q20174631
Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis  (circa 1455
date QS:P,+1455–00–00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
–after 1508
date QS:P,+1508–00–00T00:00:00Z/7,P1319,+1508–00–00T00:00:00Z/9
Alternative names
Ambrogio de Predis, Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis
Description Italian painter, illuminator, court painter, engraver and portraitist
Date of birth/death circa 1455
date QS:P,+1455-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
after 1508
date QS:P,+1508-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1319,+1508-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Location of birth/death Milan Milan
Work period Early Renaissance
era QS:P2348,Q1472236
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creator QS:P170,Q947105
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Bianca Maria Sforza Edit this at Wikidata
title QS:P1476,en:"Bianca Maria Sforza Edit this at Wikidata"
label QS:Len,"Bianca Maria Sforza Edit this at Wikidata"
label QS:Lit,"Bianca Maria Sforza"
label QS:Lde,"Bianca Maria Sforza"
label QS:Lfr,"Bianca Maria Sforza"
label QS:Lnl,"Bianca Maria Sforza"
Object type painting Edit this at Wikidata
Genre portrait Edit this at Wikidata
Depicted people Bianca Maria Sforza Edit this at Wikidata
Date probably  Edit this at Wikidata
Medium oil on poplar panel Edit this at Wikidata
Dimensions height: 51 cm (20 in) Edit this at Wikidata; width: 32.5 cm (12.7 in) Edit this at Wikidata
dimensions QS:P2048,+51U174728
dimensions QS:P2049,+32.5U174728
institution QS:P195,Q214867
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Object history

Private collection, England; purchased summer 1888 by Dr. Friedrich Lippmann [1838-1903], Berlin; by inheritance to his son, Friedrich Lippmann, Berlin;[1] acquired 1904 on joint account by (Durlacher Brothers, New York) and (P & D Colnaghi's, London and New York); sold 1904 to (Eugène Fischhof, Paris and New York); acquired 1904 from or through (Fischhof) by Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park; gift 1942 to NGA.

[1] Describing Italian paintings in private Berlin collections, Fritz Harck, "Quadri di maestri italiani in possesso di private a Berlino," Arch 2 (1889): 213, states that Lippmann, the director of the Kupferstichkabinett (and a frequent traveler for personal and institutional acquisitions), had bought the portrait in England in summer 1888. Fern Rusk Shapley (Catalogue of the Italian Paintings, 2 vols., Washington, D.C., 1979: 1:382 n. 8) speculates that the painting may have been among those confiscated from the Sforza family in Milan by King Louis XII of France in 1499. She cites as evidence an inventory of Italian portraits belonging to his queen, Anne de Bretagne, which includes an "autre tableau sur boys peint d'une autre femme de Italie, ayant les cheveux troussés, et dessus ung chappelet faict en fasson de perles" (Jean Adhémar, "Une galerie de portraits italiens à Amboise en 1500," Gazette des Beaux Arts 86, no. 1281 [October 1975]: 102). But the reference could describe any of a large number of portraits produced in Milan in the late fifteenth century. Nor can another reference--specifically to a portrait of Bianca Maria Sforza--be definitely connected with the NGA painting; the commentator, Marcantonio Michiel, describes, in the house of Taddeo Contarini in Venice in 1525, a "retratto in profilo insino alle spalle de Madonna...fiola del signor Lodovico da Milano maritata nello Imperatore Massimiliano fu de mano de...Milanese" (Notizia d'opere di disegno, 2nd rev. ed., ed Gustavo Frizzoni, Bologna, 1884: 166). But this portrait of Bianca Maria, whom Michiel wrongly identifies as Ludovico's daughter rather than his niece, is specifically said to be only bust-length ("alle spalle").
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