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Portrait of an Elderly Gentleman

Bottom and right side are later additions

Vincenzo Foppa, Italian (active Milan), born 1427/30, died 1515/16

Made in Lombardy, Italy, Europe

c. 1495-1500

Oil on panel

13 1/8 x 10 3/4 inches (33.3 x 27.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 313, European Art 1100-1500, third floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 264

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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This profile view is typical of late fifteenth-century Lombard portraiture. The clothing and cap of the elderly man identify him as a Milanese aristocrat. The costume is only partially visible, however, as the portrait is a fragment of its original bust-length format.

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