An old man

WAG 5129


This work may have been completed by Perino to replace wooden panelling in the Stanza della Segnatura, which was destroyed during the sack of Rome in 1527. This is one of the artworks presented by the Liverpool Royal Institution. Liverpool's economic development grew directly from Britain's involvement with transatlantic slavery: the kidnapping, ensalvement and forced migration of people from West Africa to the Americas and many to the Carribean. Many members of the Royal Institution made their fortunes directly through the trase or indirectly through the wider economy. This wealth was largely how they were able to bring art and treasures, such as this, to the city.