Portrait of a youth as a sculptor

Fra Galgario1730 approx.

Sforzesco Castle

Sforzesco Castle
Milan, Italy

is known for his beautiful portraits commissioned by the nobility of
  Bergamo and the political elite of Milan, but also for his production of “
  heads of character”, of which this canvas is a wonderful example. In this painting, comparable with the contemporary Portrait of a Youth as an Artist, the
  painter tried to pass on individual traits by transfiguring their features in
  a physiognomic model.


  • Title: Portrait of a youth as a sculptor
  • Creator: Vittore Ghislandi, known as Fra’ Galgario
  • Date Created: 1730 approx.
  • Location: Castello Sforzesco, Pinacoteca, Milan
  • Physical Dimensions: 75,5 x 61 cm
  • Provenance: Purchase from Luigi Mora, 1910 (?)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Comune di Milano - Civiche Raccolte Artistiche, Castello Sforzesco, Milano
  • External Link: https://pinacoteca.milanocastello.it/
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Art Genre: Portrait
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Original title: Ritratto di giovane in veste di scultore
  • Artist Nationality: Italian
  • Artist Death Date: 1743
  • Artist Birth Place: Bergamo
  • Artist Birth Date: 1655

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