(b. 1518, Venezia, d. 1594, Venezia)

Portrait of Procurator Nicolò Priuli

before 1545
Oil on canvas, 105 x 125 cm
Galleria Franchetti, Ca' d'Oro, Venice

Tintoretto's painting depicts Nicolò Priuli, nobleman who, after a brilliant political career during which he held several important positions including the membership of the Council of X, was elected prosecutor in 1545. The portrait is considered to be an early work of Jacopo Tintoretto, painted prior to the election of a nobleman for the office of the prosecutor.