The artwork

#11

The Nobleman with his Hand on his Chest

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Original title

El caballero de la Mano en el pecho

date

~1580

details

Media: Oil, canvas
Dimensions: 81 cm, Width: 66 cm
Classification: Paintings
Style: Mannerism (Late Renaissance)
Genre: Portrait

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The Story

why we love it

As they say from the Prado Museum, this portrait not only shows the physiognomy of man, but also captures the essence of his position and his ideals.

The gesture of bringing the right hand to the left side of the chest – to the heart – indicates not only pious respect, but also a declaration of intent that must be kept as a matter of honor. He holds his hand reverently to his heart.

No matter the identity of the person portrayed, he is a man “of honor.”

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