Portrait of a Young Man in Red

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 dates
1449 - 1494
Full title
Portrait of a Young Man in Red
Date made
probably about 1480-90
Medium and support
Tempera on wood
38.7 x 27.6 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery