BOLTRAFFIO, Giovanni Antonio
(b. ca. 1467, Milano, d. 1516, Milano)

Portrait of a Young Man

Oil on panel, 49 x 39 cm
Collezione Borromeo, Isola Bella

This appealing portrait of an unknown man with a broad nose and clear gaze, sober in attire and attitude has long been considered one of the most significant and characteristic of the small group of portraits painted by Boltraffio after about 1500 that are notable for their intense naturalism.