Profile Portrait of a Boy
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This portrait was previously thought to be attributed to Jacopo Bellini but consensus now is that it was painted by a follower of the artist. The sharp outlines and metallic precision of modelling reflect the influence of bronze casting techniques. Possibly these profile portraits silhouetted against neutral backgrounds were preferred because they were reminiscent of the portraits of emperors on ancient Roman coins. Jacopo, the father of Giovanni, was a key figure in the formation of the Venetian school of painting.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1470
Artist age:Approximately 70 years old.
Dimensions: Unknown
Medium: Painting - tempera on panel
Entered by: Member laure9 on 16 January 2009.
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