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Portrait of a gentleman

Lorenzo Lotto

This portrait’s kinship with other portraits that Lotto painted while in Treviso (for instance his equally austere, sober Gentleman with Gloves) has prompted scholars to date it c. 1545. But if the sitter is indeed Giovanni Taurini da Montepulciano, the viceregent of Ancona, then the date is more likely to be 1541, when Lotto returned to the Marche. The man is shown standing, a formula introduced by Titian for portraits of the aristocracy, but he also wears the introspective expression typical of Lotto’s work.

Download hi-res image TITLE Portrait of a gentleman
AUTHOR Lorenzo Lotto
DATE 1540s
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
TECNICA OPERA oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 115 x 98
INVENTORY 692
ROOM XIX
Work Not On Display
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