Portrait of a cardinal

Portrait of a cardinal
(c. 1600-1605)

Artist/s name

oil on canvas
57.0 x 46.0 cm
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1950
Gallery Location
16th & 17th Century Gallery - Painting and Sculpture
Mezzanine linked to Level 1, NGV International


According to Cossio, this painting had been in the estate of M. d'Alborgo, 1st Baron del Asilo, Danish ambassador to Spain; sold to Pedro Jose Pidal y Corniado (1799–1865), 1st Marquis de Pidal (created 1847) in 1858; exhibited Museo Nacional de Pintura y Escultura, Madrid, Exposición de las obras de Domenico Thetocopuli, llamado El Greco, 1902, no. 2, owner Luis Pidal y Mon (1842–1913), 2nd Marquis de Pidal; collection of the Pidal family in 1908; with Tomas Harris (dealer), London by 1950; from whom acquired, on the advice of A.J.L. McDonnell and Sir Kenneth Clark, for the Felton Bequest, 1950.