"he'd shown him the Moroni"
Portrait of Cardinal Ludovico Madruzzo (c.1560)
Public DomainPortrait of Cardinal Ludovico Madruzzo (c.1560) - Credit: Giovanni Battista Moroni
Portrait of Pace Rivola Spini (1570)
Public DomainPortrait of Pace Rivola Spini (1570) - Credit: Giovanni Battista Moroni

 Giovanni Battista Moroni (c.1522-1578) was an Italian painter of the Late Renaissance period. He is particularly renowned for his portraits of the nobility and clergy, and is considered one of the most accomplished portrait painters of the 16th century.