FOSCHI, Pierfrancesco di Jacopo
(b. 1502, Firenze, d. 1567, Firenze)
Portrait of a Man1530s
Oil on wood, 65 x 50 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
No particular quality distinguishes this painting from most of the numerous male portraits executed in this period. The figure is as usual portrayed in a dignified pose, and although observing us without arrogance, is perfectly conscious of his ethos and culture. The dark clothes stand out against the neutral background, while the light serves to illuminate the face and white collar.