Portrait of Pase Guarienti

Orlando Flacco (Verona 1530 ca. - 1592/1593)1556

Museo di Castelvecchio

Museo di Castelvecchio
Verona, Italy

This wonderful portrait gives us the idea of a complete set of Renaissance armor as worn by Pase Guarienti, a Veronese nobleman who served as cavalry captain, as the inscription informs us. He proudly shows off his splendid, costly parade armor, much too precious and too light to have been worn in battle. It consists of a helmet with neck guard, a collar of three strips, two asymmetrical shoulder guards, a breastplate, and leg guards.


  • Title: Portrait of Pase Guarienti
  • Creator: Orlando Flacco (Verona 1530 ca. - 1592/1593)
  • Date Created: 1556
  • Physical Dimensions: H 200 x L 114,5 cm
  • Provenance: Verona, palazzo Guarienti a San Quirico; palazzo Maffei ai Leoni (Dalla Rosa); palazzo Guarienti ai Filippini; donated to the Museo by Ludovico Guarienti in1858
  • Type: painting
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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