Portrait of a Musician

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  • Portrait of a Musician
  • View: Overall view (slightly cropped on right)

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Title

Portrait of a Musician
View: Overall view (slightly cropped on right)

Subject

music; portrait

Description

While the identity of the sitter remains uncertain, several individuals have been proposed, including Franchino Gafurio, who was a friend of Leonardo’s, an outstanding musician, composer and conductor of the Cathedral choir in Milan from 1484 until his death in 1522. The inscription on the sheet of music, “CANT(OR) ANG(ELICVM) may be a reference to Gaffurio’s Angelicum ac divinum opus. The portrait was unfinished; it is widely accepted that Leonardo painted the face and hair.

Creator

attributed to Leonardo da Vinci (Italian painter, 1452-1519)

Source

Description: Universal Leonardo [website from University of the Arts, London]; http://www.universalleonardo.org/

Date

ca. 1485 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

William Fredlund

Format

oil paint on wood (walnut) panel
44.7 cm (height) x 32 cm (width)

Type

painting (visual work)

Identifier

leon054.jpg

Coverage

Biblioteca Ambrosiana (Milan, Lombardy, Italy); Piazza Pio XI, 2
Renaissance

Files

Citation

attributed to Leonardo da Vinci (Italian painter, 1452-1519), “Portrait of a Musician,” Institute Images Online, accessed October 21, 2018, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2896.

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