Girl in a Fur

around 1535, Artist: Tiziano Vecellio, gen. Tizian



Girl in a Fur

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.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Saal I

Object data

Object Name



Italian, Venetian


around 1535


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




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

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 89


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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