Caravaggio’s Portrait of a Gentleman with a Ruff

Gianni Papi
Mandragora, 2023
Hardback and ebook, 96 pages, 55 colour and 3 black and white illustrations
Italian/English

Caravaggio’s mesmerising Portrait of a Gentleman with a Ruff has not been seen in public nor studied for 25 years. With masterful skill, renowned Caravaggio expert Gianni Papi marks the end of this hiatus and restores the painting to its rightful place among Caravaggio’s most special portraits. Papi opens an intriguing new line of research into Caravaggio’s portraiture and his relationship with his sitters.

Through the exploration of Caravaggio’s tempestuous last year in Rome, Papi makes a compelling case for the identity of the sitter, offering a glimpse into the artist’s life during this turbulent time.

Caravaggio’s mesmerising Portrait of a Gentleman with a Ruff has not been seen in public nor studied for 25 years. With masterful skill, renowned Caravaggio expert Gianni Papi marks the end of this hiatus and restores the painting to its rightful place among Caravaggio’s most special portraits. Papi opens an intriguing new line of research into Caravaggio’s portraiture and his relationship with his sitters.

Through the exploration of Caravaggio’s tempestuous last year in Rome, Papi makes a compelling case for the identity of the sitter, offering a glimpse into the artist’s life during this turbulent time.

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Caravaggio’s Portrait of a Gentleman with a Ruff

Gianni Papi
Mandragora, 2023
Hardback and ebook, 96 pages, 55 colour and 3 black and white illustrations
Italian/English

Caravaggio’s mesmerising Portrait of a Gentleman with a Ruff has not been seen in public nor studied for 25 years. With masterful skill, renowned Caravaggio expert Gianni Papi marks the end of this hiatus and restores the painting to its rightful place among Caravaggio’s most special portraits. Papi opens an intriguing new line of research into Caravaggio’s portraiture and his relationship with his sitters.

Through the exploration of Caravaggio’s tempestuous last year in Rome, Papi makes a compelling case for the identity of the sitter, offering a glimpse into the artist’s life during this turbulent time.

Our other books

Titian, The Della Rovere Dynasty, & his Portrait of Guidobaldo II and his Son

Anne-Marie Eze, Matthew Hayes, Ian Kennedy and Ian Verstegen
2021

Vasari, Michelangelo & the Allegory of Patience

Carlo Falciani
2020