Portrait of Young Woman

Portrait of Young Woman is an original artwork realized by Bernardino Licinio (Venice, 1485 - 1555) in the first half of the XVI century.

Oil on canvas. Precious golden wood frame included. Mint conditions.

This beautiful canvas shows us all his ability to provide a balanced representation of aristocracy and of the members of a well-to-do city and provincial bourgeoisie, without excesses in a naturalistic or psychological key.

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Portrait of Young Woman is an original artwork realized by Bernardino Licinio (Venice, 1485 - 1555) in the first half of the XVI century.

Oil on canvas. Precious golden wood frame included. Mint conditions.

Bernardino Licinio knew how to emerge alongside the great old masters active in Venice and in the territories of the Serenissima in the first half of the sixteenth century. Although active with moderate success in all the main genres for public and private commissions, his chosen field, where he achieved the best and most personal results, was the portrait, especially the female one. This beautiful canvas shows us all his ability to provide a balanced representation of aristocracy and of the members of a well-to-do city and provincial bourgeoisie, without excesses in a naturalistic or psychological key.

The artist depicted the protagonist in three quarters, devoid of condescension towards the subject, with particular care for the elegant clothes, with the lace of the sleeves and the transparency of the veil on the neckline, and for the articulated hairstyle. The painting can be compared to other proofs of Licinius's female portraiture, such as the Portrait of the Lady in Red (Pavia, Pinacoteca Civica), the Portrait of an Elderly Woman (Venice, Gallerie dell'Accademia), and the Portrait of the Countess of Valmerode (already Gotha, Ducal Museum).

Bernardino Licinio (Venice, 1485 – 1555) was an Italian painter. His brother Arrigo and he, documented between 1511 and 1515, belonged to a family from Bergamo, with origins in the Municipality of Poscante, that worked in the Venice area. In the initial period of his activity, Bernardino dedicated mainly to portraits, following Giorgione's models.

The first dated work of the artist is the Portrait of a Girl with a Book (now at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest), which shows the simplifyed "formal structures" of Titian, in a more naturalistic vision, generating brilliant chromatism and a superficial immediate effect. Bernardino became renowned only from the early twentieth century, thanks to the studies of Gustav Ludwig that, in 1903, clarified some misunderstandings bequeathed by Vasari. Vasari, indeed, in both editions of Le Vite, confused Bernardino Licinio with Giovanni Antonio de Sacchis, obscuring his life as much as his works for more than three centuries.

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Artist Bernardino Licinio
Typology Original Paintings
Technique Oil on Canvas
Year XVI century
Dimensions (cm) 102 x 82
Subject Portraits, Women

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