Portrait of a Man

The sitter has not been identified. Portraits of less than half-length, such as this, are rare in Mor's work, but this picture is not believed to be a fragment of a larger work.

Mor was painter to the Spanish court at Brussels, but also painted his Netherlandish contemporaries. This portrait may have been painted when he was living in Antwerp after 1568.

Key facts

Artist dates
born between 1516 and 1521; died 1576/7
Full title
Portrait of a Man
Date made
probably early 1560s
Medium and support
Oil on oak
51.2 × 42.6 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1887
Inventory number
Location in Gallery