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Giovanni Cristoforo Longoni
Andrea Solario

The sitter is identified from the letter he holds, which is addressed to 'Nobili Joanna Christophoro Longono Amico'. He is known to have been resident in Milan from 1494-98. The parapet bears an inscription meaning 'You know not what sort of person you were or will be; devote much time to an earnest effort to see what sort of person you are'.

Key facts
Artist Andrea Solario
Artist dates about 1465 - 1524
Full title Giovanni Cristoforo Longoni
Date made 1505
Medium and support Oil on poplar
Dimensions 79 x 60.5 cm
Inscription summary Signed; Dated and inscribed
Acquisition credit Bought, 1863
Inventory number NG734
Location in Gallery Not on display
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