SEBASTIANO DEL PIOMBO
(b. 1485, Venezia, d. 1547, Roma)
Portrait of a Girlc. 1515
Oil on wood, 52,5 x 42,8 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest
Sebastiano Luciani was a pupil of Giovanni Bellini and later of Giorgione, the greatest masters of the Venetian Quattrocento. He was known as Sebastiano del Piombo due to his Vatican office of Keeper of the Seal. The lyrical aspect of his paintings sprang from the earlier Venetian training, but he later came under the influence of Raphael and Michelangelo, and more dramatic elements appeared, principally in the works of religious character.