Portrait of a Gentleman

Campi, Giulio (1507-1572) attributed to | Painter


Campi was an accomplished portraitist in northern Italy, who produced many skillful likenesses of his clients. The sitter’s name is not known because only fragments have survived of the painted note at top left, on which the name and date may have been recorded. Nevertheless, the painting conveys an impression of the man’s outward appearance and also gives an idea of his personality. The antique coins depicted on the table, as well as the books, identify him as a collector or scholar.

Material & Technique
Oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
c. 1540
Inventory number
Gal.-Nr. 838 A