(b. 1450, Citta della Pieve, d. 1523, Perugia)

Portrait of a Young Man

c. 1500
Oil on canvas transferred from panel, 45 x 26 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Identification of the model is complicated by the artist's evident indifference to the depiction of individual characteristics and achievements. But it is the very impersonality that is remarkable in the portraits of an artist who was more concerned with the compositional arrangement of figures and spatial rhythm.