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Giorgione
Venetian, 1477/1478–1510
Portrait of a Woman ("Laura"), 1506
oil on canvas mounted on panel
41 x 33.6 cm (16 1/8 x 13 1/4 in.)
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Gemäldegalerie, Vienna

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The woman's identity is unknown, but the laurel behind her may indicate that she was named Laura. Laurel could also signify that she was a poet or perhaps the muse of a poet, such as Petrarch's beloved Laura.

See also, Technical Photographs: Beyond the Naked Eye

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