Thursday, March 05, 2015


Colombo da Siena

Which of these would come close to Rafael Sabatini's descriptions of Colombino in CHIVALRY?

Both portraits are by Giovanni Bellini.

I cannot make up my mind.


Fair_Marina said...

I'd preferred the first one. ;)
He seems to suit better.

Ruth said...

I'm inclined to agree!
Now I'll tell you that the painting is labelled "Portrait of a Humanist". The sitter looks far more like a condottiere - at least a part-time condottiere. In addition, it used to be attributed at one time to Antonello da Messina. Now I wonder did Rafael ever see it under the old attribution?