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Portrait of a Young Man in Red
Domenico Ghirlandaio

The painting, which is in exceptionally good condition, probably dates from the 1480s. By then the three-quarter view had replaced the profile as the most popular type of portrait in Florentine painting.

This development, and still more the use of landscape background behind the head, was influenced by Netherlandish portraiture, especially that by Hans Memling.

Key facts
Artist Domenico Ghirlandaio
Artist dates 1449 - 1494
Full title Portrait of a Young Man in Red
Date made probably about 1480-90
Medium and support Tempera on wood
Dimensions 38.7 x 27.6 cm
Acquisition credit Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number NG2489
Location in Gallery Not on display
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