CAVALORI, Mirabello
(b. 1535, Salincorno, d. 1572, Firenze)

Portrait of a Seated Man Holding a Book

Oil on panel, 119 x 92 cm
Private collection

The identity of the elegantly dressed sitter is not known. The careful handling of light as it plays off of the cheeks and skin of the sitter are entirely characteristic of Cavalori and the group of artists who, in the 1560s, helped define a new mode of expression in Mannerist portraiture.

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