(b. 1500, Treviso, d. 1571, Venice)

Portrait of a Woman

Oil on canvas, 107 x 83 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

The rich red silk is alive in every crease, while the smooth bodice undoubtedly restrained only by a hinged iron cage, invented about this time. Bordone created a cool study in colour values - gown and hair, lace, linen, pearls, and flesh.