The sitter, who was once described as Baldassare Castiglione, has not been identified. This portrait was formerly attributed to Savoldo (about 1480/5 - 1548). This has now been rejected and connections with the work of Basaiti (active 1496 - 1530) have also been noted.

Key facts

Artist
Full title
Portrait of a Man in a Large Black Hat
Date made
probably 1520s
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
60.7 x 49.2 cm
Acquisition credit
Mond Bequest, 1924
Inventory number
NG3945
Location in Gallery