GIORGIONE
(b. 1477, Castelfranco, d. 1510, Venezia)

Portrait of Warrior with his Equerry

c. 1509
Oil on canvas, 90 x 73 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

A sense of calm and expressiveness as well as light effects are outstanding in this canvas, with the beautiful helmet and pieces of armour on foreground. Thought to be the Gattamelata's portrait - a famous Italian captain (1370-1443) - the picture has been ascribed to the last activity of Giorgione, dead in 1510, although the attribution is not certain since some critics referred it to other artists as Paolo Morando called il Cavazzola.

Restored in 1990