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Homage to a Poet
Follower of Giorgione

The subject is obscure but the wreath worn by the enthroned figures perhaps indicates a poet. There is a hermit high on the rock to the left.

The painting was long considered as the product of Giorgione's studio. More recently it has been suggested that it is an imitation of Giorgione made in about 1540.

Key facts
Artist Follower of Giorgione
Artist dates active 1506; died 1510
Full title Homage to a Poet
Date made early 16th century
Medium and support Oil on wood
Dimensions 59.7 x 48.9 cm
Acquisition credit Bought, 1885
Inventory number NG1173
Location in Gallery Not on display
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