(b. 1500, Treviso, d. 1571, Venezia)

Portrait of a Young Woman

Oil on canvas, 107 x 83 cm
Private collection

Half-length figures of young women - reputed to be courtesans, with an iconography initially adopted by Titian, Palma Vecchio and then Bordone - were very much in vogue in Venetian art of the sixteenth century. Often, as in this case, Bordone would add an architectural background to define an interior setting.

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