Portrait of a Lady in White

Tizian (c. 1488/90-1576) | Painter
unbekannt (c. 1488/90-1576) | Person(s) shown


This picture is enchantingly beautiful. But the question arises as to who this might be. At first glance, it looks like a portrait, and the ‘flag fan’ was one of the trendiest accessories in Venice. However, this painting does not represent any specific person, but rather feminine beauty itself. Consider Titian’s skill as a colourist. Here, he uses only the colour white, interspersed with accents of gold and red. The materials such as silk, mother-of-pearl and gold are extraordinarily sensuous.

Material & Technique
Oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
c. 1561
Inventory number
Gal.-Nr. 170