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The Orator Giovan Pietro Maffeis (?)

around 1560/65, Artist: Giovanni Battista Moroni



The Orator Giovan Pietro Maffeis (?)

This portrait probably depicts G. P. Maffeis (1533–1603), holder of the Chair of Rhetoric in Genoa and Secretary of the Republic, who entered the Jesuit order in Rome in 1565 and became Professor of Rhetoric at the Collegio Romano. Moroni, a native of Bergamo, worked almost exclusively as a portraitist, combining in his pictures a Lombardian sense of reality with the rich colourism of Venetian painting.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kabinett 7

Object data

Object Name



Italian, Lombard


around 1560/65


Giovanni Battista Moroni (um 1520/1524 Albino bei Bergamo - 1578 Bergamo) - GND




88 cm × 70 cm
Framed: 105 cm × 88 cm × 7 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 88


1636 Coll. Bartolomeo della Nave, Venice; 1638-1649 Coll. Hamilton; Coll. Leopold Wilhelm


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