Bartolomeo Ignazio Cappello, attributed to
Portrait of a Cardinal
Oil on panel, parquetted. 71 x 57.5 cm.
Bartolomeo Cappello was born near Trento in Northern Italy and was taught under the Venetian masters Gregorio Lazzarini and Antonio Balestra. It is recorded that he worked for the Electors of Mainz and the Bishop of Speyer - Cardinal Damian Baron of Schönborn - as well as the Archbishop of Salzburg and the Bishop of Chiemsee.