16th Century
Portrait of a Gentleman

Oil on canvas
Image size: 28 x 24 inches
Period style hand made frame

The wealth of the sitter is vibrantly captured through the sitter’s resplendent costume. He wears a fine ruff, and his doublet is abundantly embroidered with plants and birds in expensive gold thread.

The sitter must be a soldier, as he displays under his ruff a fine gorget and then a ornate sword by his side.