Old Man with a Young Boy

Primary Creator
Painter Domenico Ghirlandaio
Contributor(s)
Properties
Era1400s
Height24 inches
StyleRenaissance
Width18 inches
Name of WorkOld Man with a Young Boy
Production Date1490
Production LocationFlorence, Italy
Current LocationParis, France
Media Typesoil
General Notes

Michelangelo was an apprentice of his.

Description

A dual portrait. A grandfather (perhaps) gazing upon a grandson, and vice versa, in a clear moment of happy communion. The old man has a disfigured nose, the young boy is unblemished. There is a bonus landscape scene in the upper right corner through a window portraying a peaceful countryside with mountain and road.

Theme

Quiet familial love. (A grandfather (perhaps) gazing upon a grandson, and vice versa, in a clear moment of happy communion.)

Emotional Sum or Sense-of-life

Human companionship or family closeness is real.

Scale

Survey