Portrait of a Knight of Rhodes (1515). Franciabigio (Francesco di Cristofano) (1483-1520). Oil on wood. National Gallery, London.
Inscribed in provincial French on the parapet: TAR VBLIA CHI BIEN EIMA (who loves well is slow to forget); at either end of the inscription is a monogram, consisting of F, R, and C interlaced, associated with Franciabigio.
The sitter, who has not been identified, wears the cross of the Order of Saint John at Rhodes. The Order of Saint John was expelled from Rhodes in 1522-3 and established in Malta in 1530.