VERONESE, Paolo
(b. 1528, Verona, d. 1588, Venezia)

Nobleman in Hunting Attire

1560-61
Fresco
Villa Barbaro, Maser

At either end of the wings of the villa, through the vanishing perspective of the rooms that open off the sides of the Sala dell'Olimpo, one can see a gentlewoman with a fan looking out from faux painted door, and a gentleman who has just returned from hunting, accompanied by his dog. Like the painted figures in the transepts of the Sala a Crociera, the nobleman returning from the hunt belongs to the contemporary viewer's world. Accordding to some, this is a self-portrait by Veronese.




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