This image, possibly of a gentleman named Gerolamo Avogadro, is the earliest-known, independent, life-size, full-length portrait produced in Italy. The distant gaze, the ornate costume, and the St. Christopher badge on the gentleman's hat all speak of the grand tradition of Venetian portraiture. Il Moretto, said to be a man of great personal piety, excelled in altarpieces, preparing himself by prayer and fasting for any great act of sacred art. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. The imported, delicately carved hardwood frame boasts a delicate leaf motif with fine feathered detailing finished in antique gold tones.
Medium: 17"Wx28.5"H. framed (9"Wx20.5"H. image size, 4"W. frame)