Portrait of a Boy

The artist worked in Venice. Many of his paintings are miniatures. His style is close to that of Antonello but with a crisp linearity which owes much to followers of Mantegna, such as Zoppo.

The mid-16th century, North Italian, carved, tabernacle frame was made for a mirror and would originally have had a sliding shutter to protect the mirror plate.

Key facts

Artist dates
active about 1472; died before 1498
Full title
Portrait of a Boy
Date made
probably about 1475-98
Medium and support
Tempera and oil on wood
22.9 x 19.7 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery