La velata

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La velata
La donna velata v2.jpg
Artist Raphael
Year 1514–1515
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 82 cm × 60.5 cm (32 in × 23.8 in)
Location Palatine Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, Florence

La velata, or La donna velata ("The woman with the veil"), is one of the most famous portraits by the Italian Renaissance painter Raphael.[citation needed]

The subject of the painting appears in another portrait, La Fornarina, and is traditionally identified as the fornarina (bakeress) Margherita Luti, Raphael's Roman mistress.

As usual with Raphael, the subject's clothing is chosen and painted with close attention; here it is strikingly opulent.[1]


  1. ^ Baldini, Nicoletta (2005). Raphael. Rizzoli. p. 14. 

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