Amerigo Vespucci (ca. 1454-1512)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 28 x 21 3/4 in. ( 71.1 x 55.2 cm )
inscription: at top: "Americus Vespuccius"
This portrait is a copy of an original painted by an unidentified 16th-century artist in the "Gallery of Famous Men" in the Uffizzi, Florence. It shows the navigator and explorer holding a rolled map of the western ocean.
Gift of Mary Madison McGuire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.