This picture was bought from the Capello family as a depiction of Pellegrina Morosini, who married Bartolommeo Capello in 1544, but no evidence for this identification has been found.

Past attributions to Pordenone, and the 16th-century Veronese school, are now dismissed in favour of an association with the work of Tintoretto and a later date (which technical analysis also suggests is likely).

Key facts

Artist dates
active about 1506; died 1576
Full title
Portrait of a Woman (perhaps Pellegrina Morosini Capello)
Date made
about 1558-62
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
98.8 x 80.7 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1855
Inventory number
Location in Gallery