A Boy

Attributed to Gian Cristoforo Romano Italian

Not on view

It has recently been suggested that this bust may be an early work of Gian Cristoforo Romano, who trained in Rome but was later employed by the ruling families of Mantua and in Milan. If this is correct, the youth would belong to a prominent Roman family. Two other portrait busts of boys (Staatliche Museum, Berlin and Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla C' d'Oro, Venice) have been associated with this work. In each, the child wears a chain around his nck; ours with a double-barred cross.

A Boy, Attributed to Gian Cristoforo Romano (Italian, Rome ca.1465–1512 Loreto), Marble, Italian, Rome

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