(b. 1445/46, Venezia, d. 1503/5, Venezia)

Portrait of a Young Man

Black chalk on paper, 402 x 263 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

The authorship of this half-length portrait of a young man in Venetian costume is uncertain. The plasticity, smooth modeling, and overall vitality support a tentative attribution to Alvise Vivarini. The original function of the drawing is not known.