A Man holding an Armless Statuette

The unknown sitter, who holds an antique statuette, is probably a collector or connoisseur. The portrait was probably painted by a Genoese artist in the first part of the 17th century. The artist has paid particular attention to the way the light falls on the sculpture and to the white collar framing the sitter's face.

Key facts

Full title
A Man holding an Armless Statuette
Date made
before 1640
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
75.8 x 63.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by F.D. Lycett Green through the Art Fund, 1929
Inventory number
Location in Gallery