(b. 1528, Verona, d. 1588, Venezia)

Francesco Barbaro Leaning out of a Door

Villa Barbaro, Maser

There are two figures of young women on each wall of the Sala a Crociera, flanking four doors - two actual and two trompe l'oeil. A young girl looks out of one of the latter, while a young boy seems about to enter the hall from the other. It is thought that they are Francesco, the elder son of Marcantonio Barbaro and Giustiniana Giustiniani, and a younger daughter, whose name remains unknown.