Portrait of a Man with a Carnation


Anonym - Portrait of a Man with a Carnation
The type of the portrait of a young man, i.e. his turning stance and the gesture of his right hand, in which he holds the carnation, indicates that the portrait was commissioned for an engagement or wedding and most likely a counterpart to it existed. As proved by tens of surviving works, portraits with similar compositions were plentiful in the Southern Netherlands around 1520 - for example the Portrait of a Man with a Carnation attributed to Quentin Massys of Antwerp which appeared in the art market in Luzern. There is a high probability that it depicts the same person as the Prague portrait. However, its identity remains unknown; only the partly legible inscription on the shirt's hem reveals the name of the depicted - Jasper.
measurements: height 43 cm
width 30 cm
material: oak panel
technique: oil
inventory number: DO 4133
gallery collection: Collection of Old Masters

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