(b. ca. 1400, Venezia, d. ca. 1462, Venezia)

Portrait of a Man

Tempera and silver on wood, 53 x 40 cm
Palazzo Rosso, Genoa

This painting is one of the rare examples of Venetian portraits from the first half of the fifteenth century. It depicts an unknown man whose costume and features identify him as not Italian. The subject could have been a member of the large community of Germans, Bohemians, Hungarians, Slavs, Dalmatians, and Albanians in Venice.

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