(b. 1552, Bologna, d. 1614, Roma)
Oil on canvas
Galleria Borghese, Rome
Lavinia Fontana, the daughter and pupil of Prospero Fontana, a decorative painter, was much esteemed in her day as a portraitist. This painting was commissioned from her by Scipio Borghese. The date 1613 was brought to life by the restoration in the early years of the twentieth century.