Portrait of a youth as an artist

Fra Galgario1730 approx.

Sforzesco Castle

Sforzesco Castle
Milan, Italy

The young model is portrayed holding a hand rest tied to a
  stick, essential tools for a painter. The
  painting is part of the series of "heads of character", but also of
  the series of portraits with "extravagant costumes" that used a
  blue-red combination and were very dear to the artist. The strange cap worn by the youth recurs several times
  in the portraits, often ironic, of Fra ’Galgario, declined in various ways.


  • Title: Portrait of a youth as an artist
  • Creator: Vittore Ghislandi, detto Fra’ Galgario
  • Date Created: 1730 approx.
  • Location: Castello Sforzesco, Pinacoteca; Milan
  • Physical Dimensions: 75,5 x 61 cm
  • Provenance: Gian Giacomo Attendolo Bolognini inheritance 1865
  • 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 artista
  • Artist Nationality: Italian
  • Artist Death Date: 1743
  • Artist Birth Place: Bergamo
  • Artist Birth Date: 1655

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