ANTONELLO da Messina
(b. ca. 1430, Messina, d 1479, Messina)
Oil on panel, 37 x 28 cm
Museo Civico d'Arte Antica, Turin
Antonello's approach to portraiture combined a tight, accurate, particularizing style with an insight into the psychology of his sitter. In this area, too, he had a palpable impact on Giovanni Bellini, and the similarity of their styles has from time to time caused a shifting of attribution for certain portraits.
The painting is named for the Milanese collection to which it once belonged.