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Head of a Man in Red
Style of Giacomo Francesco Cipper

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 Style of Giacomo Francesco Cipper
Artist dates 1664 - 1736
Full title Head of a Man in Red
Group Two Expressive Heads
Date made probably 1700-50
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 46.1 x 35.9 cm
Acquisition credit Bequeathed by Maurice Woolff Jacobson, 1944
Inventory number NG5469
Location in Gallery Not on display
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Two Expressive Heads

These two paintings were made as pendants, or companion pieces, and would have hung next to each other.