Portrait of a Young Man

This crisp portrait of a young man stands out sharply against a black background. His brown tunic matches his eyes and he wears a red hat known as a 'beretta'.

Most portraits made in Florence and elsewhere in Italy were profile views. This one is unusual in its format, and the painting may have originally been larger.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1445 - 1510
Full title
Portrait of a Young Man
Date made
probably about 1480-5
Medium and support
Tempera and oil on wood
Dimensions
37.5 x 28.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1859
Inventory number
NG626
Location in Gallery