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Portrait of a Man  1700

by Giovanni Battista Gaulli

The glittering embroidery on the sitter's ermine-trimmed jacket recalls 17th-century Polish uniforms and suggests that he may have been a member of a visiting delegation to Rome. Born and trained in Genoa, Baciccio, once in Rome, became a protégé of the great sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who helped him obtain commissions. The open, upturned hand is a gestur...
H: 35 1/2 x W: 30 3/16 in. (90.1 x 76.7 cm)
oil on panel
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum