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Portrait of a Bearded Man Gm-00057301

Portrait of a Bearded Man Gm-00057301

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Jacopo Bassano (Italian, about 1510 or 1515–1592) Better known for his landscapes and religious scenes, here Bassano paints a portrait of a sitter whose identity is not known. A melancholy, middle-aged man with a florid complexion, a long beard, and large, watery eyes looks to one side, his gaze attentive and seemingly intrigued. Diffused light gracefully illuminates the sitter’s distinctive features, while his delicate pink flesh tones are offset against the minimalist green background. His head inclines to the right as though he is listening to or observing someone outside the picture frame, his mouth partly open, as if ready to speak. The unknown man's slightly protuberant eyes communicate an emotional state that provokes a sympathetic response from the viewer. Jacopo Bassano emphasized the man's strong, physical presence by the darkened shadow cast against the wall on the left.

Bassano’s biographer, Carlo Ridolfi, wrote of the artist’s ability in the genre of portraiture, though relatively few of his portraits have survived. Ridolfi wrote that Bassano was “valued for his portraits”, which were “naturalistically rendered” thanks to the artist’s abilities when working from life.

Art Prints are printed on heavy matte finish German art paper using the finest Canon archival inks. Frame is black natural with a white mattboard and Acrylite glazing.

Wall Murals are printed on 42" matte finish, self-adhesive Kodak PhotoText fabric panels that combine and mount easily on a non textured wall surface. We can custom make to any size, just ask.

Stretched Canvas is stretched by hand over 1.5" thick pine bars and printed on cotton poly matte finish canvas. Each canvas is hand coated with Hahnemuhle UV/Archive coating, these are Swiss quality best in industry canvases.

All our images are digitized from the original negative , printed and assembled in Switzerland to museum standards by our master printer.

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