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  • M3998 Autograph receipt for payment for a portrait of Pope Paul IV by Antonio Moro, in Italian, manuscript on single paper sheet [Italy (perhaps Rome), dated 22 August 1573]

Single sheet, with 7 lines in a loose sixteenth-century secretarial hand, recording the payment for the papal portrait, signed by artist in last line, address on verso, folds from having been folded over as a long thin strip for filing and reference, one small hole in blank centre of leaf, small amount of inkburn in address, rust mark from old paper clip on verso, else good condition, 320 by 210 mm.

Antonio Moro (c. 1517-1575, also known as Sir Anthonis Mor and Anthonis Mor van Dashorst) was a Flemish portrait painter, much sought after by the European courts, who studied with Jan van Scorel. After the death of King Edward VI, the young son of Henry VIII of England, Moro was engaged to paint the likeness of Mary Tudor to use in potential marriage negotiations with Philip, the son of Charles V of Spain. He lived at Utrecht, but travelled widely in Italy and Spain
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M3998 Autograph receipt for payment for a portrait of Pope Paul IV by Antonio Moro, in Italian, manuscript on single paper sheet [Italy (perhaps Rome), dated 22 August 1573]

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M3998 Autograph receipt for payment for a portrait of Pope Paul IV by Antonio Moro, in Italian, manuscript on single paper sheet [Italy (perhaps Rome), dated 22 August 1573]

Single sheet, with 7 lines in a loose sixteenth-century secretarial hand, recording the payment for the papal portrait, signed by artist in last line, address on verso, folds from having been folded over as a long thin strip for filing and reference, one small hole in blank centre of leaf, small amount of inkburn in address, rust mark from old paper clip on verso, else good condition, 320 by 210 mm.

Antonio Moro (c. 1517-1575, also known as Sir Anthonis Mor and Anthonis Mor van Dashorst) was a Flemish portrait painter, much sought after by the European courts, who studied with Jan van Scorel. After the death of King Edward VI, the young son of Henry VIII of England, Moro was engaged to paint the likeness of Mary Tudor to use in potential marriage negotiations with Philip, the son of Charles V of Spain. He lived at Utrecht, but travelled widely in Italy and Spain

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