Portrait of a Man by Unknown Artist

The bearded man in the portrait projects a clear sense of confidence, strength and dignity.


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.

Venue details

Scottish National Gallery The Mound, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 2EL 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

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