Portrait of a Woman, Probably Isabella d’EstePortrait of a Woman, Probably Isabella d’Este
Attributed to Gian Cristoforo Romano
Italian (c. 1465–1512)
Terracotta, formerly polychromed
21 3/8 x 21 1/2 in. (54.3 x 54.6 cm)
This rare terracotta portrait bust probably represents Isabella d’Este, Marchioness of Mantua. The most celebrated woman of her day, Isabella d’Este (1474–1539) cultivated one of the most illustrious courts in Renaissance Italy.