Portrait of a Young Man

The identity of the young male sitter is not known. A former attribution linked the picture to the Florentine workshop of Domenico Ghirlandaio. His pose is certainly related to those of Ghirlandaio's portraits of men. However the painter has set the figure against the sky (rather than a landscape or interior setting) in a manner more akin to the Pollaiuolo brothers.

Key facts

Full title
Portrait of a Young Man
Date made
probably 1475-1500
Medium and support
Tempera on wood
56 x 37 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1889
Inventory number
Location in Gallery