A male figure with an unknown identity, a room lit by a window, a landscape in the background, an amber rosary in his hands, the wealth of jewels and lynx fur, a large hat, an interlocutory gaze, an extraordinary state of conservation for a beautiful painting.
Who is the man retracted? Who commissioned the work? And when? Could the landscape be a Marche coast or a view of Lake Iseo? When was it painted? Why was it for many years attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger and, only after 1910, universally recognized by Lorenzo Lotto? The back of the table, lost, was painted but how? What thoughts and feelings? In the rings the clue of identity?
Thanks to an extraordinary loan from the Nivaagaards Malerisamling Museum in Nivå , Denmark, the intriguing painting with Nordic atmospheres by Lorenzo Lotto (1480/81 - 1556) arrives in Brescia .
Brescia Musei Foundation presents, with Portrait of a man with a rosary , the new appointment with PTM Andata / Return , the project that transforms the "departures" connected to loan requests into "arrivals" of guest works, offering unpublished reinterpretations of the permanent collection and consolidating the network of relationships with national and international cultural institutions.