Bildnis eines Geistlichen
Moretto da Brescia (Alessandro Bonvicino) (1498-1554)

Bildnis eines Geistlichen,

um 1545/50
Material / Technology / Carrier
Dimensions of the object
101,5 x 78 cm
AP OG Kabinett 5
Inventory number
WAF 683
1838 aus dem Nachlass des Marchese Canova, Venedig erworben
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Moretto da Brescia (Alessandro Bonvicino), Bildnis eines Geistlichen, um 1545/50, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: (Last updated on 25.09.2023)
As the leading painter in his native town Brescia, Moretto was highly regarded for his sensitive portraits in particular. The black robe and the biretta identify the figure as a clergyman. It is probably the cleric and papal nuncio Gerolamo Martinengo Cesaresco. Moretto shows him surrounded by books in a studiolo, thus placing the portrait in the pictorial tradition of St Jerome in his study. The running title of the open book, ‘Homilia’, reveals that this is a collection of sermons.

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