Canvas 71 cm by 55 cm
Old frame of 89 cm by 73 cm
The artist who made this beautiful portrait takes the way of Tintoretto as did Leandro Bassano who painted a lot in this way.
Our painting is very close to the achievements of Leonardo Bassano to such an extent that one could have been tempted to attribute to him if he had not been painted a few years after his death. This closeness allows me to think of a student of Leandro Bassano.
Leandro Bassano (1557-1622)
Leandro Bassano or Leandro dal Ponte, Bassano del Grappa, 1557-Venice, 1622) is a Mannerist painter of the Venetian School. He is the youngest brother of Francesco Basano the youngest and the son of Jacopo Bassano named after their hometown near Venice.
Leandro studied and practiced pictorial art with his brothers in the paternal workshop, but left it when Francesco opened a shop in Venice in 1578. He himself stayed in Venice with his father between 1577 and 1578.
He paints biblical and pastoral subjects, religious paintings and portraits in the style of Tintoretto.
When he returned to help his father in Bassano del Grappa, he became independent in the workshop from around 1580.
In 1587, he married and also chose to go to Venice in 1588, where he remained until his death, apart from frequent trips to Bassano to attend the workshop.
When his brother Francesco commits suicide on the death of their father in 1592, he takes over the Venice studio and finishes the canvases of the Doge's Palace. He is also responsible for his own account to paint others.
He devotes himself above all to portraits and religious altarpieces, leaving to his assistants the rest of the production. He also paints fashionable subjects such as his Concert at the Uffizi Gallery and its Kitchen Scene at the Indiana University Art Museum.