(b. 1728, San Matteo della Decima, d. 1781, Ravenna)

A Bearded Man

Oil on canvas, 45 x 35 cm
Private collection

This expressive portrait of a bearded man, bust length, in a grey cape is one of a series of character heads painted by Ubaldo Gandolfi throughout the 1770s. The bearded figure appears repeatedly, in various poses and from different angles in the series.