Example 5: Mannerist portrait

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Work Record
Class [controlled]: • paintings  • European art
*Work Type [link]:  • painting
*Title: Portrait of a Young Man
*Creator Display:  Agnolo Bronzino (Italian, 1503-1572)
*Role [link]: painter  [link]: Bronzino, Agnolo    
*Creation Date Display: 1530s  [controlled]: • Earliest: 1530  • Latest: 1539
*Subject [links]:  • portrait  • figure  • male  • Medici court  • literature
Style [link]: Mannerist
Culture [link]: Italian
*Current Location Display [link]: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York, United States)  • ID: 29.100.16
*Measurements: 95.6 x 74.9 cm (37 5/8 x 29 1/2 inches)
[controlled]:  Value: 95.6 Unit: cm Type: height  |  • Value: 74.9 Unit: cm Type: width
*Materials and Techniques:  oil on panel
Material [links]:  • oil paint  • panel (wood)  Technique [links]: • painting
Description: The style is typical of Medicean Florence, with the self-possessed aloofness of the sitter and the austere elegance of the interior. The attributes would suggest that the sitter is a cultivated member of society and has literary interests.
Description Source [link]: Hibbard, Howard. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: Harrison House, 1986.

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