(b. 1485, Venezia, d. 1547, Roma)

Portrait of a Woman

Oil on wood, 68 x 55 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

That the sitter is a lady is clear from her fur, her jewelry, and the trim on her linen, on which classical motifs are embroidered with gold thread. The lessons of Leonardo, Raphael, and Giorgione are here in the shading on skin and pelt, and in the softly modeled contours of the face, with its compelling gaze.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.