Portrait of a Man with a Book by Parmigianino

In this half-length portrait, the bearded sitter is shown wearing a cap, looking up from a book that he holds in his hands.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
70 x 52 cm
Acquired in:
1955
Presented by:
F D Lycett Green through The Art Fund

He would appear to be leaning on some form of a balustrade. This painting was part of a collection of 117 works belonging to the industrialist and engineer F.D. Lycett Green and bequeathed to York through the Art Fund, in 1955, in recognition of the remarkable efforts made after the Second World War by its curator to transform it into a gallery of international importance.

Provenance

F.D. Lycett Green.

Venue details

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, YORK North Yorkshire YO1 7EW 01904 687687 www.yorkartgallery.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6.82)

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