Portrait of a Musician

The sitter, who holds a pair of dividers, may be a musician or a maker of instruments.

Bernardino Campi, was one of the leading painters in Cremona and Milan in the mid-16th century. He is known to have painted numerous portraits. Few of these have been identified but this closely resembles a dated and inscribed work of 1556.

Key facts

Artist dates
1522 - 1591
Full title
Portrait of a Musician
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on wood
67 x 55.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery