A Man in Armour

This figure seems to derive from the soldier saint at the left of the 'Madonna and Saints' by Giorgione in the Duomo at Castelfranco (his home town).

The painting, which is first certainly recorded in the early 19th century, was for a long time considered to be by Giorgione, but is now thought to be the work of a 17th-century imitator of the artist.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active 1506; died 1510
Full title
A Man in Armour
Date made
probably 17th century
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
39.7 x 27 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Samuel Rogers, 1855
Inventory number
NG269
Location in Gallery