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.
born between 1516 and 1521; died 1576/7
Portrait of a Bearded Man
Medium and support
Oil on paper, mounted on a walnut panel
39.5 × 27.2 cm
Bequeathed by George Fielder and received on the death of his widow, 1908
Location in Gallery