(b. 1518, Venezia, d. 1594, Venezia)

Portrait of Vincenzo Morosini

c. 1580
Oil on canvas, 84,5 x 51,5 cm
National Gallery, London

The sitter of this painting was identified by a dated and signed copy, now in the Palazzo Ducale in Venice. Vincenzo Morosin (born in 1511) was an important personality of the political life in Venice. He was the bishop of Bergamo in 1555, later the envoy of the Republic et the Papal Court. In 1588 he was responsible for the reorganization of the University of Padua. He died in 1588.

This painting is a proof of the extraordinary capabilities of Tinteretto as a portraitist.

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