Portrait of a Cardinal

A smaller version of this portrait (Rome, Galleria Nazionale) is traditionally identified as a representation of Cardinal Savelli. Giacomo Savelli, was made Cardinal in 1596 and died in 1599. Pulzone was one of the leading artists in Rome in the last decades of the 16th century.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1569; died 1598
Full title
Portrait of a Cardinal
Date made
about 1575-98
Medium and support
Oil on tin-plated copper
94.3 x 71.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1879
Inventory number
Location in Gallery