Antonello da Messina

Il condottiere


Oil on panel

35 x 28 cm

Paris, Louvre





Antonello da Messina (1430-1479) painted this anonymous man in Venice.  Antonello was from Messina (Sicily) and was one of the great portraitists of the Renaissance.  He was educated at Naples and was the court painter for King Alfonso of Aragon, King of Naples.