Portrait of a Young Man

This is a half-length depiction of an unidentified youth; the reverse of the support is marbled.

This painting is almost certainly a forgery, made in Italy in the second half of the 19th century, of an Italian painting of the late 15th century. When bequeathed it was described as by Pietro Pollaiuolo but in 1929 it was catalogued as Florentine.

Key facts

Artist
Full title
Portrait of a Young Man
Date made
19th century
Medium and support
Tempera on wood
Dimensions
55.9 x 43.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by the Misses Cohen as part of the John Samuel collection, 1906
Inventory number
NG2084
Location in Gallery