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Portrait of a Man Gm-00090601

Portrait of a Man Gm-00090601

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Francesco Salviati (Italian, 1510–1563) Salviati was active in both Florence and Rome, but his patronage during these periods was inconsistent, leading to difficulty in identifying his sitters and dating his paintings. The name of this elegantly attired man is unknown; we may only infer from the painting’s origin in Florence and his stately dress that he was a gentleman of high standing from that city. Florentine artists like Francesco Salviati were renowned for their ability to successfully convey the authority of their sitters—here, the man’s formal pose, severe demeanor and commanding stare suggest dignity and prestige. Looking out toward the viewer, he holds a letter, perhaps a note of introduction, in his left hand. His formal pose is reminiscent of antique statues, an allusion to permanence and invulnerability.

The artist effectively captured the tactile qualities of the various fabrics, from the rich green velvet of the cascading curtains to the gentleman's black silk vest and his purple slashed sleeves. The affected gesture, confident posture, and strident colors of this portrait are characteristic of mid-sixteenth-century Florentine portraiture.

Our Cards are all printed on 100% cotton tree-free archival paper. All Cards include a recycled kraft envelope in a protective sleeve individually hand wrapped for you. Each card is printed one at a time and hand bound here in Lugano, Switzerland. We ship all over the world via SwissPost. Please allow 5-9 business days for us to make them and 5-7 business days for transit. 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.


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