Formerly attributed to none other than Leonardo, this painting should in fact be considered as one of the finest portraits by Bartolomeo Veneto: as we see in the folded scroll in the sitter’s hand, this is Bernardino da Lesmo, master of the house to Count Girolamo Moroni. The painting is noteworthy for its attention to detail: the white shirt, the lace protruding from the sleeves, the three rings on the left hand, the right hand resting on the hilt of a dagger, and the sumptuous drapery that forms the backdrop.


  • Title: Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo
  • Creator: Bartolomeo Veneto
  • Date Created: c. 1529
  • Physical Dimensions: 90x60 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Art Genre: Portrait
  • Art Movement: 16th century painting
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Support: Panel
  • Depicted Topic: Bernardino da Lesmo, portrait, Venetian painting,

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