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

Young Woman at Her Toilet

c. 1550
Oil on canvas, 102 x 81 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

This painting shows the model in front of a niche, facing the viewer. Her eyes gaze into the distance, her abundant, long reddish-blond hair falling over her shoulders. The painting fits into the tradition of Venetian ideal female portraits, with started with Bellini's Naked Young Woman in Front of the Mirror and was developed by Titian and Palma Vecchio.

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