Portrait of a Clad Warrior
The Portrait of a Clad Warrior, also known as Portrait of Gaston of Foix is a painting by the Italian High Renaissance painter Girolamo Savoldo, dating to c. 1529 and housed in the Louvre Museum of Paris, France.
|Portrait of a Clad Warrior|
|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||91 cm × 123 cm (36 in × 48 in)|
|Location||Louvre Museum, Paris|
The subject is traditionally identified with the French military leader Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours, or as a self-portrait, although there is no documentary evidence for either hypothesis.
The painting depicts a man wearing armor in a small room with two mirrors. He lies diagonally on a shelf, one hand pointing at his reflected image. The presence of three sources of light (front, rear and side) was inspired by a lost work by Giorgione.
- Page at the museum website (in French)