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Gonzales Coques: 'Portrait of a Man'

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Room A: Paintings after 1600

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.

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