La velata
La donna velata v2.jpg
Yearc. 1516
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions82 cm × 60.5 cm (32 in × 23.8 in)
LocationPalatine Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, Florence

La velata, or La donna velata ("The woman with the veil"), is a well known portrait by the Italian Renaissance painter Raffaello Sanzio, more commonly known as, Raphael. 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]

See also


  1. ^ Baldini 2005, p. 14.


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