About this artwork

This work, which has suffered considerable damage and restoration, was traditionally attributed to the brilliant and innovative Venetian painter Giorgione, but many scholars now consider it to be the work of a close follower. It may be identical with a portrait said to be by Giorgione of a young man with his hand reflected in his armour, described in 1648 by the Venetian writer on art Carlo Ridolfi. The thumblessglove is of a type used in archery.

Updated December 2020

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