Olga's Gallery

Jacopo Carrucci, known as Pontormo


Portrait of Niccolo Ardinghelli.

c.1540-1543. Oil on wood. 102 x 97 cm. The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Read Note.

Pontormo. Portrait of Niccolo Ardinghelli.

Niccolo Ardinghelli was canon of the church  of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence. He and Pontormo found a mutual friend in the writer Benedetto Varchi, through whom them supposedly became acquainted. This portrait is said to be the last surviving painting by Pontormo