Portrait of a Man in Profile

? Italian Painter Italian

Not on view

This enigmatic portrait is difficult to place geographically and has few, if any, stylistic parallels. It was previously attributed to the Lombard school, largely because of its Italian pure profile format, but its technique appears to be Northern European. In the 1520s such portraits became fashionable in Augsburg, where the Imperial Habsburg court had close ties with Lombardy, and an attribution of the present work to a painter in that town seems most prudent.

Portrait of a Man in Profile, ? Italian Painter (ca. 1525), Oil on wood

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