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A Man with a Pink

A Man with a Pink

Date : near 1495

Sizes : 39 cm x 49 cm
Material : Tempera on poplar, Oil painting
Acquisition : Purchase (1875)
National Gallery - London
Venice and the Veneto
Sainsbury Wing
First Floor - Section 62
Item 15 on 17
Italian Painting
Painting (Portrait)

Area related
Venise (Italy)


The pink was a symbol of betrothal, so the portrait may have been made as an engagement present. The sitter's dress suggests he may have been a magistrate or government official, perhaps in Venice, where Andrea Solario worked in the 1490s. The style suggests that Solario had studied portraits by Antonello da Messina.
Item(s) related   
Metropolitan Museum of Art :
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Woman with a Pink
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
near 1665
Van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Memling
Portrait of a Man with a Carnation and a Letter
Hans Memling
approx. from 1475 to 1480
Young Woman with a Pink
Hans Memling
approx. from 1465 to 1494
A Man with a Pink
Andrea di Bartolo Solari (Andrea Solario)