MANTUAN SCHOOL, 16TH CENTURY | PORTRAIT OF A MAN IN ARMOUR, BUST-LENGTH, AGAINST A GREEN BACKGROUND
MANTUAN SCHOOL, 16TH CENTURY
PORTRAIT OF A MAN IN ARMOUR, BUST-LENGTH, AGAINST A GREEN BACKGROUND
oil on canvas
unframed: 60.9 x 49.5 cm.; 24 x 19½ in.
framed: 83.6 x 73.9 cm.; 32⅞ x 29⅛ in.
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The canvas is lined and the paint surface is clean with a clear and even varnish. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals pin-prick scattered retouchings in the sitter's face, beard and ear, and a short line of retouching approx. 1 cm. in his cheek. There are also minor and few retouchings in his armour, most notably to a vertical line approx. 3 cm. long in his shoulder. An apparently older campaign of retouching is just discernible throughout the background and in the sitter's hair, and possible along the lower margin. None of these impede the legibility of the image which is bright and ready to hang as is.
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