Portrait of a Young Woman

Lorenzo di Credi (Lorenzo d'Andrea d'Oderigo) Italian

Not on view

This damaged but evocative portrait has been identified as the widow of the artist's brother, who was a goldsmith. This would explain why she is dressed in black and holds a ring. The juniper bush (ginepro) behind her could refer to her name, Ginevra di Giovanni di Niccolò. The picture was inspired by Leonardo's portrait of Ginevra de' Benci in the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Portrait of a Young Woman, Lorenzo di Credi (Lorenzo d'Andrea d'Oderigo) (Italian, Florence 1456/59–1536 Florence), Oil on wood

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