Vittore Ghislandi called Fra Galgario (attributed to) - inv. 301

Titolo: 
Portrait of a Priest
Numero di Inventario: 
301
Tipologia: 
paintings
Collezione: 

Painting

Classe iconografica: 
Portrait
Parole chiave soggetto: 
portrait of a priest
Motivo attribuzione: 
bibliography
Autore, ambito, luogo di produzione: 
Attributed to Vittore Ghislandi called Fra Galgario (1655-1743)
Specifiche attribuzione: 
attributed to
Ambito e luogo di produzione: 
Lombardia
Lombardy
Italy
Pubblicazione: 
Si
Periodo: 
1700
Datazione specifica: 
18th century, first quarter
Libri correlati: 
Data di Ingresso: 
1881
Tipo di acquisizione: 
acquisition
Tipo di collocazione: 
on display

After the restoration in 2003 the painting revealed an extraordinary pictorial quality, visible in the face, rendered with an uncommon intensity. Such high quality has led to the name of Fra’ Galgario, re-proposed as the author of this painting: a name previously put forward at the end of the nineteenth century.

The portrait can be placed in an early phase of the artist’s career, perhaps even during his apprenticeship. Sources recall that Ghislandi had trained in the workshop of the renowned Venetian portraitist Sebastiano Bombelli, and this portrait shows affinities with his work: for example, the monumental quality of the figure and the mix of just a few tones, the whites and blacks of the clothes and the pale complexion of the face framed by grey hair.

J.S.

AC/DC: 
DC