Giovanni Battista Moroni

1520/4 - 1579
Moroni is one of the most famous North Italian portrait specialists of the 16th century. He was a native of Albino, near Bergamo. In his early years he worked in Brescia and at Trent (1551-2). Later altarpieces and portraits were painted for clients in and around Bergamo and Albino, where he settled in 1561.

His portraits have great psychological penetration, which owes less to his master and more to the Venetian tradition of portraiture as it had been evolved by Giorgione and Titian.

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A Knight with his Jousting Helmet
Giovanni Battista Moroni
about 1554-8
A Knight with his Jousting Helmet
Bust Portrait of a Young Man with an Inscription
Giovanni Battista Moroni
about 1560
Bust Portrait of a Young Man with an Inscription
Canon Ludovico di Terzi
Giovanni Battista Moroni
about 1559-60
Canon Ludovico di Terzi
Portrait of Leonardo Salvagno (?)
Giovanni Battista Moroni
about 1570-5
Portrait of Leonardo Salvagno (?)
Portrait of a Gentleman
Giovanni Battista Moroni
about 1555-6
Portrait of a Gentleman
Portrait of a Gentleman ('Il Gentile Cavaliere')
Giovanni Battista Moroni
about 1564-5
Portrait of a Gentleman ('Il Gentile Cavaliere')
Portrait of a Lady ('La Dama in Rosso')
Giovanni Battista Moroni
about 1556-60
Portrait of a Lady ('La Dama in Rosso')
Portrait of a Man holding a Letter ('L'Avvocato')
Giovanni Battista Moroni
about 1570
Portrait of a Man holding a Letter ('L'Avvocato')
Portrait of a Man with Raised Eyebrows
Giovanni Battista Moroni
about 1570-5
Portrait of a Man with Raised Eyebrows
The Tailor ('Il Tagliapanni')
Giovanni Battista Moroni
1565-70
The Tailor ('Il Tagliapanni')
The Vestal Virgin Tuccia
Giovanni Battista Moroni
about 1555
The Vestal Virgin Tuccia
 
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