Painter from Veneto 16th century - inv. 195

Titolo: 
Portrait of a Man
Numero di Inventario: 
195
Tipologia: 
paintings
Collezione: 

Painting

Classe iconografica: 
Portrait
Parole chiave soggetto: 
portrait of a man
Motivo attribuzione: 
bibliography
Autore, ambito, luogo di produzione: 
Painter from Veneto, 16th century
Ambito e luogo di produzione: 
Veneto
Italy
Pubblicazione: 
Si
Periodo: 
1575
Datazione specifica: 
1590-1600
Libri correlati: 
Data di Ingresso: 
1879
Acquisizione: 
Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli
Tipo di acquisizione: 
bequest
Collocazione riservata: 
Uffici
Tipo di collocazione: 
deposit
Collocazione: 
not on display

The paint surface is very thin, with a number of retouchings that have altered over time and several over-paintings; in some areas it is so abraded that the reddish ground and some pentimenti show through, along the outline of the sitter’s neck and ear.
Previously, the portrait was held to be by the painter from Bergamo, Giovanni Battista Moroni, and the town that appears in the background, bound by a circle of walls and lying below a mountain, was identified as Bergamo. But it does not appear to have any points of contact with the Bergamo tradition – on stylistic grounds – and the fortified town does not have anything in common with traditional iconography for the Lombard town of Bergamo.
It is a sober portrait with a restrained expression, especially in the blue eyes gaze. It is possible to compare this paintings with the Venetian portraits by Leandro Bassano or Domenico Brusasorci.

H.G.

 

AC/DC: 
DC