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

Portrait of Giovanni Paolo Cornaro

Oil on canvas, 102 x 81 cm
Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent

The painter presented Cornaro, a connoisseur of antiques, in a dignified manner, his left hand resting on a sculpted female head. The dark palette and partial lighting of the face and hands are typical of Venetian portraiture at that time.