This was painted under the influence of both Botticelli and Filippino Lippi, probably in Florence in the 1490s.

The painting's arched format, curtains and ledge reinforce the idea that the sitter is standing at a window - an idea inspired by earlier Netherlandish portraiture.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
living 1479?; died 1527?
Full title
Portrait of a Man
Date made
about 1500
Medium and support
Tempera and oil on wood
Dimensions
51.5 x 35.2 cm
Acquisition credit
Layard Bequest, 1916
Inventory number
NG3101
Location in Gallery