MORETTO da Brescia
(b. ca. 1498, Brescia, d. 1554, Brescia)

Portrait of Tullia d'Aragona as Salome (detail)

c. 1537
Oil on panel
Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo, Brescia

Like most of Moretto's female portraits, some of the poetess's features are idealised, but the somewhat accentuated nose, the bright eyes, and the long neck reflect her actual physiognomy. The light coming from the top left highlights the pearls in her hair.