Portrait of a Young Man in Red

Object Details

Title:

Portrait of a Young Man in Red

Artist/Maker(s):

Circle of Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio) (Italian, 1483 - 1520)

Culture:

Italian

Place(s):

Italy (Place created)

Date:

about 1505

Medium:

Oil on panel

Dimensions:

67.3 x 52.7 cm (26 1/2 x 20 3/4 in.)

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An unknown man, cool and contained, stands proudly in front of a prosperous landscape that may include a portrait of his own residence. The fine yet restrained clothes, direct gaze, and proud bearing characterize the new Renaissance emphasis on individualism. The three-quarter turn of the body, with his arm forming the base of the triangular composition, became a popular pose in that era; not incidentally, it draws attention to the man's ring and the fine Middle Eastern carpet covering the table.

Provenance
- 1815

Philip Stanhope, fifth earl of Chesterfield, 1755 - 1815

by 1891 -

Harold Ainsworth Peto, 1854 - 1933 (London, England)

- possibly 1895/1900

Sir George Donaldson, 1845 - 1925 (London, England), possibly purchased as a gift for Joseph Benjamin Robinson, 1895/1900.

possibly 1895/1900 - 1929

Sir Joseph Benjamin Robinson, 1st Bart., 1840 - 1929 (London, England; Hawthornden, Cape Peninsula, South Africa)

1929 - 1963

Ida Louise, Princess Labia, 1879 - 1961 (Cape Town, South Africa) [sold, Labia sale, Sotheby's, London, November 27, 1963, lot 29, to Neame.]

1963 -

Neame

- 1972

Private Collection [sold, Sotheby's, London, December 6, 1972, lot 43, to Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd.]

1972 - 1978

Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd. (London, England), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1978.

Exhibitions
Raphael in Florence (April 1 to May 1, 1984)
  • Palazzo Pitti, (Florence), April 1 to May 1, 1984
Raffaello e Urbino. La formazione giovanile e i rapporti con la città natale (April 4 to July 12, 2009) (Cat. 46)
  • Palazzo Ducale di Urbino Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, (Urbino), April 4 to July 12, 2009
Raffaello (March 2, 2013 to June 2, 2013) (Cat. 19)
  • National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo), March 2 to June 2, 2013