A Man and his Wife

Possibly from North Italy but perhaps not by an Italian artist, this portrait is unusually intimate (it is rare for a man to be painted with his hand around his wife's neck). It was also slightly unusual for a woman to stand on her husband's right-hand side.

Key facts

Full title
A Man and his Wife
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas, perhaps transferred from wood
65.4 x 73.7 cm
Acquisition credit
Layard Bequest, 1916
Inventory number
Location in Gallery