Portrait of a Boy

Pintoricchio (c. 1456/60-1513) | Painter


The Renaissance developed a great interest in the individual. Artists tried to present people more and more realistically and also to convey the character of the subject in portraits. The gaze and posture of this boy create the impression that he is addressing the viewer, which contributes significantly to the vibrancy of the image. This is one of the earliest portraits of a child with a panoramic landscape background. The morning freshness corresponds to the age of the boy.

Material & Technique
Tempera on poplar panel
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
c. 1480/82
Inventory number
Gal.-Nr. 41