(b. 1416, Borgo San Sepolcro, d. 1492, Borgo San Sepolcro)

The Flagellation (detail)

c. 1455
Oil and tempera on panel,
Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino

This figure in the foreground is probably a portrait. Bearded in the Byzantine fashion, he also wears a Byzantine hat. He gazes earnestly outward, and his mouth is open in speech as he gestures to his two companions.