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Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546)

Portrait of Margherita Paleologo c.1531

RCIN 405777

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This portrait depicts a fashionable noblewoman in a magnificent black dress of a pattern known as the ‘knot-fantasies’. She is probably Isabella d’Este’s daughter-in-law, Margherita Paleologo (1510–1566), at the time of her marriage to Federico Gonzaga, 1st Duke of Mantua.