Of unknown provenance, the painting shows us the portrait of a young man whose body is shown in profile, while the face is shown in three-quarters view. His wavy hair and not particularly immaculate clothes give this work a very natural, informal look. Art historians date it to the last decade of the artist’s work, due to “the blurred, rather ill-defined brushstroke... and the simplicity and immediacy with which the sitter is rendered”.


  • Title: Portrait of a Young Man
  • Creator: Fra Galgario (Vittore Ghislandi)
  • Date Created: 1730/1743
  • Physical Dimensions: 49 x 39 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Art Genre: Portrait
  • Art Movement: 18th century painting
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Support: Canvas
  • Depicted Topic: Portrait, young man

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