This bust-length portrait of an unidentified sitter is probably cut down at the right. The inscription, which is truncated, may be a part of a couplet of unknown origin, and presumably refers to the subject. This painting has in the past been attributed to School of Leandro Bassano.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1557 - 1622
Full title
Portrait of a Bearded Man
Date made
about 1600
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
66.3 x 55 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1855
Inventory number
NG2149
Location in Gallery