(b. 1483, Urbino, d. 1520, Roma)

Portrait of a Young Man

c. 1515
Oil on panel, 44 x 29 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

The young man painted here may be Alessandro de'Medici, illegitimate son of Lorenzo de'Medici, Duke of Urbino. If this is the case, the portrait can be dated to around 1515, that is to say the last decade of the artist's life - a date supported by the stylistic characteristics of the work.