Portrait of a lady in a white dress, Titian Vecellio

Portrait of a lady in a white dress, Titian Vecellio
Portrait of a lady in a white dress, Titian Vecellio - 1

  • Posted by Titian Vecellio
  • Museum: Dresden Gallery
  • Year: Around 1556

Overview of the painting :

Portrait of a lady in a white dress – Titian Vecellio. Around 1556. Oil on canvas. 102×86

   Titian (1490-1576) has written many portraits of crowned individuals. It is impossible to imagine Philip II, Francis I or Pope Paul III other than the master portrayed them. In the 1560s, he began to write himself and his children.

   It is believed that the model for this picture was the artist’s daughter, Lavinia, born after 1530. You can’t judge the portrait resemblance, because other images of Lavinia are unknown. As for her robes, one cannot help but admire the picturesque skill with which Titian conveyed the beauty and wealth of silk dresses. Obviously, the presented portrait is written with extraordinary love.

   Since the characteristic feature of the model is not only a white dress, but also a fan, the picture often appears with the name “Girl with a fan.”.