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Self-portrait as a Young Man

Bernini Gian Lorenzo
(Naples 1598 - Rome 1680)


The artist produced the self-portrait around the age of 25. The features of the face are in fact very similar to those of his celebrated self-portrait in marble: the face of David, commissioned by Scipione Borghese and completed in 1623. The painting, together with two other works in the Galleria Borghese, the Self-portrait at a Mature Age and the Portrait of a Boy, offer significant testimony to the artist’s work as a painter.


Object Details

Medium | oil on canvas, cm 38 x 30


Inventory | 554

Location | Room 14 – Lanfranco Loggia


Period | '600


Classification | painting




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