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.
88 cm × 70 cm
Framed: 105 cm × 88 cm × 7 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie
1636 Coll. Bartolomeo della Nave, Venice; 1638-1649 Coll. Hamilton; Coll. Leopold Wilhelm
Giovan Pietro Maffeis (?) (1533 - 1603)
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