Portrait of a Priest

The sitter wears the cassock, collar and cap of a priest but he has not been identified. The portrait probably dates from the latter part of the period that the artist spent in Brescia (1721 - 34/5).

The painting was formerly attributed to the Venetian painter Piazzetta, but is now recognised as a typical work by Ceruti.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1697 - 1767
Full title
Portrait of a Priest
Date made
early 1730s
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
99.7 x 78.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1926
Inventory number
NG4205
Location in Gallery