Skip to Content

Object Results

Showing 6 of 20


  FILTER RESULTS

Portrait of a Man

circa 1516
16th century
36.4 cm x 25.9 cm (14 5/16 in. x 10 3/16 in.)

Sebastiano del Piombo (Venice, Italy, circa 1485 - 1547, Rome, Italy) Primary

Object Type: painting
Artist Nationality: Europe, Italian
Medium and Support: Oil on wood panel
Credit Line: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Suida-Manning Collection, 2017
            
               Accession Number:                2017.1369             
            
Object Description: Although no information on the sitter exists, the individualized facial features and contemporary dress indicate that this is a portrait. The painting was not, however, originally of this size and format. Examination of the panel shows that it was cut down from a much larger composition and later balanced with the addition of a narrow strip along the right side. It is possible that the original painting represented the sitter in three-quarter length against a dark green background, not unlike the "Portrait of a Humanist" from around 1520 (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.). One of the most celebrated painters of the Italian Renaissance, Sebastiano del Piombo combined the resplendent colors characteristic of Venetian painting with clear modeling of form prized by central Italian artists. Applied to portraiture, this combination resulted in a particularly moving likeness of an individual.

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword

Portfolio List Click a portfolio name to view all the objects in that portfolio
This object is a member of the following portfolios:


Your current search criteria is: [Object]Current Location is "@gallery@" or [Object]Current Location is "@atrium@" or [Object]Current Location is "@foyer@" or [Object]Current Location is "@seminar room@" and [Object]Century is "16th century".

View current selection of records as:
CDWA Lite XML LIDO XML VRA Core 4 MODS XML Objects JSON







Web Privacy Policy | Web Accessibility Policy