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

Portrait of Alvise Cornaro

Oil on canvas, 113 x 85 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

Alvise Cornaro (1484-1566) was an Italian patron of arts. Delicacy, respectful observation, and realism all came into play in this portrait of great stillness, which was made shortly before the sitter's death.