Profile Portrait of a Young Man

A profile portrait of an unidentified youth.

This painting has in the past been attributed to the School of Clouet, and more understandably to the School of Fontainebleau. It has also been suggested that its origins may not be French at all.

X-radiographs show changes made by the artist to the nose and collar.

Key facts

Artist
Full title
Profile Portrait of a Young Man
Date made
possibly about 1580
Medium and support
Oil on paper mounted on canvas
Dimensions
38.5 × 28.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by G.F. Watts, 1885
Inventory number
NG1190
Location in Gallery