On loan from the Victoria and Albert Museum

This painting dates from the end of the artist's life. It may have been intended as a portrait of Fra Teodoro who, as a Dominican, would have identified himself with the founder of his religious Order. Alternatively, Fra Teodoro may have served as the model for the painter.

The date and the inscription are probably original.

Key facts

Artist dates
active about 1459; died 1516
Full title
Portrait of Fra Teodoro of Urbino as Saint Dominic
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
63.9 x 49.5 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated and inscribed
Acquisition credit
On loan from the Victoria and Albert Museum
Inventory number
Location in Gallery