FOPPA, Vincenzo
(b. 1427/30, Brescia, d. 1515/16, Brescia)

Portrait of Giovanni Francesco Brivio

Tempera on panel, 47 x 37 cm
Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan

This is one of the two independent portraits by Vincenzo Foppa which have come down to us, both from late in his career. However, several of his altarpieces contain memorable donor portraits.

The sitter of the present portrait was identified as Giovanni Francesco Brivio, member of a Milanese noble family which played an important role at the Sforza court.

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