The highly detailed, portrait-like depiction of the face (folds of skin, growth of beard and red eyes) requires the precise portraiture art of Jan van Eyck. Yet the painter of this portrait remained unknown until some years ago when Jean Fouquet was identified. The French painter portrayed Gonella, famous in his day as “court jester” in the service of Niccolò d‘Este, when he stopped off in Ferrara on his way to Rome.
Overall: 36,1 cm × 23,8 cm × 0,8 cm
Framed: 42,2 cm × 30,2 cm × 4 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie
1627 Coll. Vincenz Gonzaga, Mantua;
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