LOMAZZO, Giovan Paolo
(b. 1538, Milano, d. 1600, Milano)

Self-Portrait

1557-59
Oil on paper glued to panel, diameter 39 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Formerly this tondo was attributed to such masters as Pontormo and Perugino. The young Lomazzo is presented in profile like a figure on an antique medal and dressed in a white tunic covering one shoulder. The choice of a classical profile attests to the erudite reading and broad education of the young artist.