Portrait of a Man

The jaunty sitter with his elbow jutting out and glancing at us over his shoulder is a formula found in Raphael's now lost Krakow 'Portrait of a Man' and it was popularised by Van Dyck. Coques has controlled the glittering silver costume to give a confidence to the sitter that is less apparent in his expression.

Key facts

Artist dates
1614/18 - 1684
Full title
Portrait of a Man
Date made
about 1670
Medium and support
Oil on copper
16.1 x 12.2 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery