The bearded man in the portrait projects a clear sense of confidence, strength and dignity.
Portrait of a Man by Unknown Artist, c. 15201525
© Scottish National Gallery
- Oil on panel
- 57.8 x 43.8 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £80,000 ( Total: £327,542; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- Private vendor
The composition and execution of the work is very close to the work of Gossaert, particularly the framing arch but the technique and distorted proportions are closer to the work of Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen.
Richard Payne Knight, Downton Castle, 18th century; by descent at Downton Castle to Dennis Lennox, circa 1970; by descent to daughter.