BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
(b. 1598, Napoli, d. 1680, Roma)

A portrait of a Man

Black, red and white chalk on buff paper, 410 x 267 mm
Royal Library, Windsor

This is the portrait drawing of a man, bust length, with the head turned three quarters to the left. It is possibly a self-portrait, but the identification of the sitter as Bernini is very much open to doubt.