Portrait of Francesco Gonzaga

Portrait of Francesco Gonzaga (c. 1461) is a painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna. It is housed in the National Museum of Capodimonte, Naples, Italy.

Portrait of Francesco Gonzaga
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ArtistAndrea Mantegna
Yearc. 1461
MediumTempera on panel
Dimensions25 cm × 18 cm (9.8 in × 7.1 in)
LocationNational Museum of Capodimonte

Francesco Gonzaga was the second son of Ludovico Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua, who had been appointed as cardinal by Pope Pius II aged seventeen, just after the Council of Mantua.

The painting is one of the first portraits executed by Mantegna at the Mantuan court, where he had moved in 1460.

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  • Pauli, Tatjana (2001). Mantegna. Milan: Leonardo Arte.

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