A Man

This soberly-clad man gazes out at us. His dress is typical of the mid-16th century, but the painting is poorly preserved, which makes identification of the sitter and artist difficult.

Key facts

Full title
A Man
Date made
about 1550
Medium and support
Oil on oak
60.1 × 49.7 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by the Trustees of the British Museum, 1880
Inventory number
Location in Gallery