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Girolamo Romanino (Brescia c. 1485-1559)

Portrait of a Man c. 1515-17

RCIN 406370

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Romanino’s style was influenced by Giorgione and Dürer. In this early work, the sitter wears a wide-brimmed hat over a gold-decorated cap, worn by soldiers in the early sixteenth century to keep their shoulder-length hair out of the way. The sitter here is probably a north Italian nobleman rather than a professional soldier.