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Portrait of Vincenzo Guarignoni

Portrait of Vincenzo Guarignoni

c. 1572

Giovanni Battista Moroni

(Italian, 1525-1578)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 91 x 80 x 8 cm (35 13/16 x 31 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.); Unframed: 63 x 50.8 cm (24 13/16 x 20 in.)

Gift of Adele C. and Howard P. Eells, Jr., in memory of Howard Parmelee Eells 1962.1


The Latin inscription gives the sitter's name and age (45), as well as the painting's date. Guarignoni came from a prominent family in the northern Italian city of Bergamo. His direct and thoughtful gaze enhances the painting’s lifelike quality, while the solemn detachment conveys dignity and excellence rather than an exact personality, a common approach in Renaissance portraiture.

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