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

Portrait of an Elderly Gentleman

c. 1500
Tempera on wood, 33 x 27 cm
Museum of Art, Philadelphia

This is a fragmentary portrait of an elderly man, probably painted late in Foppa's career. The sitter's costume and his dignified appearance suggest that he was a highly placed member of Lombard society.

The panel, formerly attributed to Ambrogio de Predis, was cut on all three sides save the upper edge, and painted additions were added at right and bottom in the nineteenth century.

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