poet Raffaele Zovenzoni from Trieste is depicted in the style of the ideal
humanistic portrait, in three-quarter view, his hair bound by a wreath of
myrtle and in ancient dress.
The dark background and the light that illuminates the gaze of reflections reveal the influence of Flemish models and the volumes of the face are accentuated by a pungent linearism. The occasion of the portrait was probably the crowning of Zovenzoni as poet laureate by the emperor Frederick III in 1467.