PERUGINO, Pietro
(b. 1450, Citta della Pieve, d. 1523, Perugia)

Portrait of Francesco delle Opere

1494
Tempera on wood, 52 x 44 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

The name of the man is pointed out by an inscription on the back side of the picture. Francesco delle Opere was a Florentine craftsman, carver of precious stones, and certainly a very pious man, as suggested the words "Timete Deum" on the scroll in his hand. He is posed against an airy landscape, while details of the figure are described with Flemish meticulousness.




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