The Power of Venice

Portrait of Agostino Barbarigo Oil on canvas, h. 54 inches - Paolo Veronese Italian, Verona (active Venice), 1528-1588 - The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. L.E. Holden, Mr. and Mrs. Guerdon S. Holden, and the L.E. Holden Fund 1928.16 Portrait of Agostino Barbarigo Oil on canvas, h. 54 inches - Paolo Veronese Italian, Verona (active Venice), 1528-1588 - The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. L.E. Holden, Mr. and Mrs. Guerdon S. Holden, and the L.E. Holden Fund 1928.16

In the Armor Court of the Cleveland Museum of Art may be seen an impressive portrait of Agostino Barbarigo (1516-1571), a member of a patrician family that helped rule Venice in the 15th and 16th centuries. Two of Agostino’s ancestors had become doges of the Republic.

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