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Portrait of a Young Man

Giovan Battista Moroni

This picture, which can be dated c. 1560 on account of the artist’s use of a broader colour range than he affected in his youth, has been attributed to a mature phase in Moroni’s career. Its unusual oval format is used in engravings, sculpture and particularly cameos, which the neutral ground also seems to evoke. The skill of the artist, known primarily for his portraits, emerges in full in his painterly treatment, achieved with minute variations in colour and the use of light.

Download hi-res image TITLE Portrait of a Young Man
AUTHOR Giovan Battista Moroni
DATE c. 1560
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
TECNICA OPERA oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 56 x 49
INVENTORY 369
ROOM XIX
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