BAROCCI, Federico Fiori
(b. 1526, Urbino, d. 1612, Urbino)


c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 40 x 34 cm
Residenzgalerie, Salzburg

The way Barocci composed his flesh tints can be perceived as his individual hand. As a rule, he based them on a preparatory modelling of grey hues. In his self-portrait, he combined the grey and bluish-grey half-tones with single accents of vivid vermilion. His rendering of flesh tints distinguishes him from practically all his Italian contemporaries, and particularly influenced Rubens.

The present work is probably a replica of the self-portrait at the Uffizi, Florence.