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Exhibition December 19, 2018 − March 25
Titian. Portrait of a lady in white
The Norton Simon Museum presents a special exhibition of one painting by Titian "Portrait of a lady in white".

The work of Titian, dated around 1561, was presented to the museumOld Masters Picture Galleryof Dresden State Art Collections. This fascinating portrait of a stranger, whose identity has been hidden from scientists for centuries, has been the highlight of the Dresden art collection for over 250 years.

An attractive young woman in a white satin dress adorned with gold, precious stones and pearls, for a moment, stops fanning herself with ventuolo to catch our eye. Still not sure who she is? Is it a portrait of Titian Lavinia’s daughter, his illegitimate daughter Emilia, or maybe she was the artist's mistress? Should this not be considered a traditional portrait, rather an idealized image depicting the very essence of the beauty and spirit of Venetian women?

According to the official siteNorton Simon Museum and

Photo by Ryan Miller.
All artworks at the exhibition