TIZIANO Vecellio
(b. 1490, Pieve di Cadore, d. 1576, Venezia)

Portrait of a Young Woman

c. 1536
Oil on canvas, 96 x 75 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

The crispness and precision of the contours in this portrait, unusual for the mature Titian, have caused specialists to doubt its current attribution.

The sitter of the painting is probably identical with the model of the Venus of Urbino.