London, South Kensington
18 December 1998
Circle of Jacopo da Pontormo (1494-1556)
Portrait of a nobleman, head and shoulders, in a red hat
inscribed 'FARINATA VBERTVS'
oil on panel
21½ x 16 in. (54.6 x 40.7 cm.)
The support is stamped with a collector's mark.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately