Portrait of a Bearded Man

The fact that the work is painted on paper suggests it might be a study for a sitter in a group or it could be a portrait pattern retained by the artist in the workshop to produce further portraits on request. The costume and beard suggest a date in the 1560s or 1570s.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
born between 1516 and 1521; died 1576/7
Full title
Portrait of a Bearded Man
Date made
about 1560-80
Medium and support
Oil on paper, mounted on a walnut panel
Dimensions
39.5 × 27.2 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by George Fielder and received on the death of his widow, 1908
Inventory number
NG2295
Location in Gallery