Vittore Ghislandi called Fra Galgario (circle of) - inv. 196

Circle of Vittore Ghislandi called Fra Galgario

Portrait of a boy
1730-1740
  
58 x 44 cm
1879 bequest Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli
Inv. 196

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Despite the boy’s intense gaze, the painting reveals a certain rigidity in its execution, visible in the folds of the simple jacket, fastened with a single button over a white shirt. Previously attributed to Fra’ Galgario, the painting was most probably by someone very close to the friar’s workshop. Contemporary sources note a remarkable number of followers and pupils, whose work still has to be precisely catalogued.

J.S.