(b. 1560, Venezia, d. 1635, Venezia)
Portrait of a Young Nobleman-
Oil on canvas, 117 x 97 cm
This portrait represents a young nobleman, three-quarter-length, in a brocaded black doublet, white slashed shirt and ruff, with a sword, resting his hand on books in an interior. A possible identification of the sitter is Girolamo Montenegro, Marquis of Marigliano, a banker and diplomat documented as legate of the Republic of Genoa to the Pope in 1575, and later treasurer to the Kingdom of Naples.