Portrait of a Young Man

The painting may originally have formed the left-hand part of a devotional painting.

On the wall behind the sitter is an illuminated scroll with a prayer to Saint Veronica, decorated with the type of Head of Christ which usually appears on the saint's veil.

The Greek letters for Christ (xpi) which appear in the prayer may also be intended as the painter's signature, since he uses the same abbreviation elsewhere.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1444; died 1475/6
Full title
Portrait of a Young Man
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on oak
35.4 x 26 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery