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North Italian School, 1617. Portrait of a man, probably a member of the Asinari di Monbercello family, three-quarter length, wearing armour and a ruff, and holding gloves. Photo Sotheby's

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North Italian School, 1617. Portrait of his wife, probably a member of the Zondodari family, threequarter length, wearing a black dress and a ruff. Photo Sotheby's

a pair, the former charged with the coat-of-arms of the Asinari di Monbercello family upper right, dated upper left: 1617; the latter with the Asinari coat-of-arms impaling those of the Zondodari of Venice upper left, dated upper right: 1617. Both oil on canvas; each: 110 by 75 cm.; 43 1/4 by 29 1/2 in. Estimation 12,000-18,000 GBP. Lot vendu: 27,500 GBP

Sotheby's. Old Master & British Paintings Day Sale. Londres | 05 juil. 2012 www.sothebys.com