Vittore Ghislandi called Fra Galgario - inv. 1545

Titolo: 
Portrait of a Gentleman
Numero di Inventario: 
1545
Tipologia: 
paintings
Collezione: 

Painting

Classe iconografica: 
Portrait
Parole chiave soggetto: 
portrait of a gentleman
Motivo attribuzione: 
bibliography
Autore, ambito, luogo di produzione: 
Vittore Ghislandi called Fra Galgario (1655-1743)
Ambito e luogo di produzione: 
Lombardia
Lombardy
Italy
Pubblicazione: 
Si
Periodo: 
1700
Datazione specifica: 
1720-1730
Libri correlati: 
Data di Ingresso: 
1879
Acquisizione: 
Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli
Tipo di acquisizione: 
bequest
Tipo di collocazione: 
on display
Collocazione: 
Ghislandi Room

The person depicted is wearing an ample pink silk garment over a blue waistcoat and a shirt with large ruffled cuffs, with a white tie at his neck. He has a haughty expression and is posed classically, with one hand on his chest and the other on his hip.

In this type of portrait the artist seems to be obstinately announcing the direction of his research, in which the sitter refers to his social context in ways that differed from official European portrait painting of the period. The work belongs to Ghislandi’s mature phase, as emerged in the 1730s, in which the vibrant tones and strong warm colours typical of the Venetian tradition and Titian are emphasised.

J.S.

 

AC/DC: 
DC