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Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Letter

Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Letter






Date : 1518

Sizes : 88 cm x 108 cm
Material : Oil painting on wood
Acquisition : Purchase (2000)
National Gallery - London
Florence and Rome
Main Building
First Floor - Section 8
Item 7 on 18
Italian Painting
Painting

Area related
Italy

Description   

This is the earliest of only five known portraits by Rosso. It was produced in Florence, while the artist was active in Andrea del Sarto's workshop. Rosso's characteristically swift and impetuous handling of paint is evident in the facial features and spilky fingers. The sitter, as yet unidentified, glances up from a letter dated 22 June 1518.
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