The unknown young woman repeatedly served Titian as a model. All portraits showing her were created for Francesco Maria della Rovere, Duke of Urbino and nephew of Pope Julius II, or for his son Guidobaldi, as this most likely was. The main motif is the exciting combination of fur and skin. The enchanting, erotically charged appearance of the unknown woman should not be seen as a portrait, rather a celebration on Titian’s part of the notion of beauty, which was stimulated by the love poetry of the time based on Petrarch.
links und rechts etwas beschnitten: left and right slightly cut: 95,5 cm x 63,7 cm x 2,1 cm
Framed: 129,5 cm x 96,7 cm x 5,5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie
Coll. Pompeo Leoni; Coll. Juan Tassis y Peralta, Conde de Villamediana; until 1649 Coll. King Charles I of England; acquired in 1651
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