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ID number:  BIRBI-37.13
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Tintoretto, Jacopo Robusti (1518-1594)
Title / Object name:  Portrait of a Young Man
Object type:  Painting
Culture:  Italian
Date made:  1554
Materials:  Oil on canvas
Measurements:  121 x 93.3 cm
Provenance:  Purchased from Dr F. A. Drey in 1937 for £2,000.

The inscription records that this portrait was painted 'in the year 1554 in the month of May [or March], in the 22nd year of his age'. Unfortunately, the identity of the young man who looks out at the onlooker has been lost. However, the three-quarter length format, with the man's hand resting on a sword, indicates a person of rank and importance.Tintoretto is best known for the large colourful religious subjects he painted for his native Venice. His portraits are more sober with the restricted palette conveying the nobility of the subjects.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Inscribed u.r.: ANNO 1554 MENSE MA/ AETATIS SUAE 22

Notes:  Exhibited: 'Birth of a Collection: Masterpieces from the Barber Institute of Fine Arts', National Gallery, London, UK, 22 May 2013 - 01 September 2013

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Tintoretto, Jacopo Robusti

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