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  • Portrait of a Young Man Wearing a Fur Cape (Self-Portrait?)

    Artist:
    Capriola, Domenico. 1494
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    117x85 cm

Capriola, Domenico. 1494

Portrait of a Young Man Wearing a Fur Cape (Self-Portrait?)

Italy, 1512

The Hermitage’s Portrait of a Young Man Wearing a Fur Cape has been well known throughout the five centuries of its existence. Suffice it to say that it has been repeatedly copied from the 16th century onwards. It entered the Hermitage picture gallery as a work by Giorgione. In the mid-19th century, though, doubt began to be cast on that attribution and in the late 1800s the argument began to focus around two names: Domenico Mancini and Domenico Capriolo. Most probably the picture should be considered a self-portrait by Capriolo and that artist’s greatest achievement, one which he failed to equal in his later work. Yet the question of the attribution cannot be considered completely resolved. The artistic merits of the painting are so high as to leave scholars at a loss since only a very few possessed such virtuoso skill. Attempts to identify the model have proved equally frustrating.

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Portrait of a Young Man Wearing a Fur Cape (Self-Portrait?)

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oil

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117x85 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1772; acquired from the collection of L.A. Crozat, Baron de Thiers in Paris

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ГЭ-21

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