Lodovico Martinengo

Ludovico Martinengo came from a noble family of Brescia. The provenance supports the identification of the sitter.

The fragmentary letters of the inscription have been thought in the past to give the date 16 June 1530. But the costume is of a later date, and this would suggest that the date ought to be read as MDXXXXVI spread over two lines (i.e. 1546).

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1502 - 1546
Full title
Lodovico Martinengo
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on wood
105.5 x 72.6 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated and inscribed
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1855
Inventory number
Location in Gallery