Description As is the case with so many Renaissance portraits, the subject of this painting is unidentified. Because of the clothing, it has been suggested that the man might be from the city of Bologna. The delineation of the contours (notice the way in which the man's silhouette stands out against the green background), the close attention to detail, and the fixed expression are characteristic of Florentine portraiture of the 16th century. For more information on this painting, please see Federico Zeri's 1976 catalogue no. 206, p. 319.
Provenance Marquess Filippo Marignoli, Rome and Spoleto, until 1898 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Marquess Francesco Marignoli, 1898 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome, 1899 [mode of acquisition unknown] [1900 catalogue supplement: no. 22, as Giovanni Battista Moroni]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902
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