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Three faces: the central face is attention-getting and looks a bit like Lorenzo de' Medici, but it cannot be - when this was painted in 1427, Lorenzo was not even born.
Why has one face been obliterated? Who is he?
Could it be Felice Brancacci, the silk merchant who commissioned the frescoes in the chapel owned by his family?
In 1431 Brancacci married a girl from the Strozzi family; two years later, the Strozzis drove Cosimo de' Medici's family out of town; but the next year they returned and took their revenge, expelling all those connected with the Strozzis as enemies of the Republic. Hm, some Republic!
Blood feuds have been around for a long time...

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