Isabella d’Este, Marchioness of Mantua

ca. 1534/36, Artist: Tiziano Vecellio, gen. Tizian



Isabella d’Este, Marchioness of Mantua

Isabella d‘Este, daughter of the Duke of Ferrara and Modena, married Franceso I Gonzaga, Margrave of Mantua in 1490. As one of the greatest female art patrons in history, she transformed the Mantuan court into a centre of the most eminent Renaissance scholars and artists. Isabella allowed Titian to paint her portrait twice in the 1530’s: at the real age of 60 – the picture is only preserved in a Rubens copy (Inv.-Nr. GG 1534) – and in the picture shown here, in which the subject is idealised as a much younger, elegant figure, and a fashion trend-setter.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Saal IV

Object data

Object Name



Italian, Venetian


ca. 1534/36


Tiziano Vecellio, gen. Tizian (um 1488 Pieve di Cadore - 1576 Venedig) - GND


Oil on canvas


links und rechts beschnitten: left and right cut: 102,4 cm x 64,7 cm x 2,5 cm
Framed: 126 cm x 87,5 cm x 9 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 83


1627 Coll. Vincenzo Gonzaga, Mantua; 1628-1649 Coll. King Charles I of England; Coll. Leopold Wilhelm


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