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Portrait of a young Man holding a Dog and a Cat

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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This kind of moody portrait, or image of a particular human type, was popularised by Giorgione: here the dog and cat may allude to conflicting sides of the man's personality. Dosso Dossi, who admired Giorgione, often painted unusual subjects. Other attributions have been suggested to Ortolano or his circle, or Moretto. The exotic sitter has also been described as a young woman.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Oxford


Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 27.8 x W 24.9 cm

Accession number

WA1956.15

Acquisition method

Purchased, 1956

Work type

Painting


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The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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