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Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546)

Portrait of Margherita Paleologo c.1531

Oil on panel | 115.5 x 90.0 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external) | RCIN 405777

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This portrait depicts a fashionable noblewoman in a magnificent dress, created from interlaced bands of black fabric edged with gold. She is probably Margherita Paleologo (1510–1566), Isabella d’Este’s daughter-in-law, at the time of her marriage to Federico Gonzaga, 1st Duke of Mantua. Giulio Romano was at that time Federico’s court artist.
  • Creator(s)

    Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546) (artist)

  • 115.3 x 91 x 2.1 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external)

    133.5 x 109.4 x 6.5 cm (frame, external)

  • Portrait of a Lady, Margherita Paleologa (?)

    Isabella D'Este (1474-1539), previously entitled

  • Gerard Reynst, Amsterdam; acquired by the States of Holland and West Friesland for presentation to Charles II, 1660

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