LICINIO, Bernardino
(b. ca. 1489, Poscante, d. ca. 1565, Venezia)

Portrait of Arrigo Licinio and His Family

Oil on canvas, 118 x 165 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

Arrigo Licinio, also a painter, was the elder brother of the artist. Throughout his career Licinio remained aware of stylistic trends in Venice, but his portraits are nevertheless remarkably lacking in rhetoric and flourish. Many critics have termed them "Lombard."