Silence and secrets in Domenico Fetti's Portrait of a Man with a Sheet of Music

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleSilence and secrets in Domenico Fetti's Portrait of a Man with a Sheet of Music Author(S)SEAN ROBERTS (Author)
Abstract  Domenico's Fetti's Portrait of a Man with a Sheet of Music has confounded attempts to identify its sitter and perplexed viewers with its unexplained narrative. The foreground presents a seated man who glances up from the page in his left hand. At the lower right corner of the canvas, two small figures emerge from a doorway. The first of these men points to the sitter, while the other puts a single finger to his lips, his head turned right to address an unseen presence beyond the frame. With this gesture, he hushes both his fictive companion and the viewer. ...Paginationp 270-290
SubjectEurope -- HistoryDescriptorsRenaissance
Journal TitleRenaissance studies: Journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies  
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