“Questo è il mio ritratto, questa è la mia nobiltà: […] l'ho conquistata a prezzo di innumerevoli fatiche e pericoli
(Venice 1682 – Madrid 1752)
Portrait of a bishop
Oil on canvas
Cm 98,5 x 78,5
Sheet in preparation
A powerful psychological study marks this “Portrait of a bishop” by Jacopo Amigoni.
A typical feature of the latter is the figure’s contrapposto which gives it spontaneity and a sense of movement.
The short modulation of the shadows, which gives the facial complexion a natural appearance, the lightness of the fabrics, and the fine detail of the lace can be found in many other portraits by the Venetian master.
Excellent state of conservation.