Portrait of a Boy

The youthful sitter has not been identified.The dress suggests a date in the mid-1540s and is plainly that of a wealthy family; the full-length format also suggests an aristocratic sitter.

This portrait was formerly attributed to Pontormo, Bronzino and Francesco Salviati. The fashionable costume accords best with a date in the mid-1540s.

Key facts

Full title
Portrait of a Boy
Date made
about 1545
Medium and support
Oil on wood
129 x 61 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1860
Inventory number
Location in Gallery