Portraits by Jacometto Veneziano
"Portrait of a Young Man", 15th century, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Very little is known of Jacometto Veneziano’s life. We don’t know when and where he was born and died, but only that he was active in the 15th century (likely between 1472 and 1497), and that his pictorial style echoes that of Antonello da Messina and Giovanni Bellini.
He is attributed a few illuminations (famously, the beautiful initial letters for the thirty-seven chapters of Pliny’s “Naturalis historia”, in the 1476 Venetian incunabulum edition) as well as a number of portraits, some of which you can see in our gallery below.
"Alvise Contarini", 1485-1495, Metropolitan Museum, New York
"Portrait of a Religious Woman", 1485-1495, Metropolitan Museum, New York
"Portrait of a Man", tempera and oil on board, 1475-1498, National Gallery, London
"Portrait of a Novice", ca. 1490, Cleveland Museum of Art
"Portrait of a Young Man", oil on canvas, ca. 1485, private collection
"Portrait of a Young Man", tempera and oil on board, 1475-1480, National Gallery, London
"Portrait of a Woman", oil on board, ca. 1470, Philadelphia Museum of Art
"Bartolomeo Cepolla", ca. 1470, Lowe Art Museum, Miami University
October 12, 2017