Portrait of a Venetian Lady

1505, Artist: Albrecht Dürer



Portrait of a Venetian Lady

At the end of 1505, Dürer travelled to Venice for the second time. The impression of Venetian Renaissance painting and the new self-confident status of the artist set by the spirit of humanism – “here I am a lord, at home a parasite”, as Dürer himself wrote – left its mark on his work in the years to follow. The portrait type is already in line with Venetian models, and the tight cropping of arms and hands focuses attention fully on the face.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Saal XI

Object data

Object Name







Albrecht Dürer (1471 Nürnberg - 1528 Nürnberg) - GND


spruce wood


Overall: 32,5 cm × 24,2 cm
Framed: 46 cm × 39,5 cm × 4,5 cm


Inscribed in the upper centre with the monogram, dat. 1505

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 6440


In the late 18th century in the collection of Gottfried Schwartz (1716-1777), Mayor of Gdansk; at the beginning of the 20th century Witold Klemens Wankowics (1888-1948) collection, Lithuania; acquired in 1923.

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