Young Woman at her Toilette

1515, Artist: Giovanni Bellini



Young Woman at her Toilette

At an already advanced age, Bellini turned to the depiction of a new, “modern” theme, the female nude. In a balanced interplay of warm and cool colours, round and rectangular forms, proximity and distance, activity and passivity, the painter of the Madonna pays homage to the sight of a young woman. Absorbed in her own reflection, she embodies at the same time the act of contemplation. Yet the actual subject of the painting is beauty and the creative power of painting.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kabinett 4

Object data

Object Name



Italian, Venetian




Giovanni Bellini (um 1430 - 1516 Venedig) - GND


Poplar wood


oben und unten je 1 cm angestückt: above and below each 1 cm attached: 62,9 cm × 78,3 cm × 3 cm
Overall: 62,9 cm × 78,3 cm
Framed: 75,2 cm × 92 cm × 4,5 cm


Inscribed on a label at lower right: Joannes bellinus faciebat M.D.X.V.

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 97


1638-1649 Coll. Hamilton; 1659 Coll. Leopold Wilhelm, Brussels

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