Head of a Man in Red

This characterful portrait of a peasant is one of a pair with 'Head of a Man in Blue' also in the National Gallery collection. Painted boldly, with a restricted palette, they show the influence of Giacomo Francesco Cipper in both subject matter and technique.

Key facts

Artist dates
active early 18th century
Full title
Head of a Man in Red
Date made
probably 1700-50
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
46.1 x 35.9 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Maurice Woolff Jacobson, 1944
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Two Expressive Heads

Style of Giacomo Francesco Cipper
probably 1700-50
Style of Giacomo Francesco Cipper: 'Head of a Man in Blue'