Paolo del Sera

Paolo del Sera moved to Venice in the 1630s and lived in a palace "sul Canal Grande dirimpetto Rialto, e sulla piazza di Santa Sofia," on Campo Santa Sofia. He learned to paint under the instruction of Bernardo Strozzi and became familiar with the Venetian art world. Between the years of 1640-1670, approximately, Paolo del Sera was the Medici family art agent, obtaining artworks for Leopoldo de'Medici. It was through this relationship that Paolo del Sera sold The Concert by Titian (1512) in 1654 after he had gained ownership of the piece in 1648 through unknown circumstances. (NB)