1567-1568. Oil on canvas. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. Read Note.
Jacopo de Strada was a true Renaissance man. Naturally gifted, he was a scientist, architect, engineer, writer, artist, jeweler and collector of arts. He wrote several books about numismatics and was an author of the 11 language dictionary. Being a courtier of the Habsburg monarchs, he was employed as an agent for acquiring objects of art. He was connected with Titian, who obtained commissions through him