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photo:Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti)
Portrait of a Young Man as David

  • Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti)
  • 1518 - 1594
  • Portrait of a Young Man as David
  • c. 1555-60
  • Oil on canvas 124.5 x 96.5 cm
  • P.1971-2
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This work was originally in the collection of the famous British art historian, Sir Kenneth Clark, and represents the portrait of a young man in the guise of the Old Testament hero, David (Samuel I:17). The body of Goliath slain by David and fleeing Philistine troops can be seen in the left background, all depicted in such an energetic manner that Sir Clark noted "they bring to mind Delacroix." The Venetian master Tintoretto, who is known for his dramatic renderings of religious themes, was also a prolific portrait painter.

(Source: The Digital Gallery. 1999-2006)

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