Portrait of a Young Man

Jacometto (Jacometto Veneziano) Italian

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A brilliant miniature painter, Jacometto was also outstanding at portraits. He was much influenced by the Sicilian painter Antonello da Messina, who worked in Venice in 1475–76, but Jacometto’s portraits have a crystalline clarity, enhanced by the black background. The distinctive hairstyle—a zazzera—was fashionable in Venice in the 1480s and 90s.

Portrait of a Young Man, Jacometto (Jacometto Veneziano) (Italian, active Venice by ca. 1472–died before 1498), Oil on wood

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