Profile Portrait of a Young Lady
|Profile Portrait of a Young Lady|
|Artist||Antonio del Pollaiuolo (presumably)|
|Type||Oil on wood|
|Dimensions||52.2 cm × 36.2 cm (20.6 in × 14.3 in)|
Profile Portrait of a Young Lady is a 1465 half-length portrait, commonly attributed to Italian artist Antonio del Pollaiuolo and oil-based paint on a poplar panel. A minority of scholars attribute the portrait to another Italian artist, Piero della Francesca. Wilhelm von Bode attributed the painting to Domenico Veneziano, while others think of Alessio Baldovinetti. The emphatic use of line and the clarity of the contrasting colour surfaces are typical features of the Florentine School.
The identity of the woman on portrait is unknown. She is shown wearing an exquisite brocade dress, while the posture suggests she is sitting in the marble embrasure of a window or balcony.
A similar portrait, titled Portrait of a Woman, was painted by Pollaiuolo's brother Piero del Pollaiuolo.