A Blonde Woman

The woman seems to unveil her charms and as she does so offers us flowers - this is perhaps a poetic allusion to the goddess Flora (although Flora was also a common name for courtesans). The painting is an early and notable example of a type of painting also produced by Titian (active about 1506; died 1576).

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1480 - 1528
Full title
A Blonde Woman
Date made
about 1520
Medium and support
Oil on wood
77.5 x 64.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Mond Bequest, 1924
Inventory number
Location in Gallery