Portrait of a Man Wearing a Black Beret
  • Portrait of a Man Wearing a Black Beret

    TitlePortrait of a Man Wearing a Black Beret
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 85,5 x 71 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 109 x 95 x 6 cm
  • DatingMade c. 1530
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Dosso Dossi, Italian, born 1479, dead 1542
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 2163
  • AcquisitionPresented by Hjalmar Linder 1919
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1622 16th century
  • Description
    Images and media

    The portrait shows the ideal described in the Italian humanist Baldassar Castiglione’s book, Il libro del cortegiano, (The Courtier, 1528). A man should be elegant, educated and also conscious about power. This unknown gentleman is depicted in garb of precious materials and a modern cut. His face is vigilant. His right hand rests on the hilt of his rapier, ready to immediately draw the weapon.