(b. 1494, Pontormo, d. 1557, Firenze)

Youth in a Pink Coat

c. 1525
Oil on panel, 85 x 61 cm
Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Mansi, Lucca

The unidentified sitter of this portrait wears a pink coat over two layers of clothing and a cap on his head. It seems to be an official dress for a page. The portrait - with the attention given to the pink mantle - is the first in which Pontormo made the clothes as much a point of interest as the sitter.