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Domenico Ghirlandaio – Portrait of a Lady

This fashionably dressed young woman, painted by Domenico Ghirlandaio, circa 1490, represents an ideal of femininity often celebrated in Renaissance Florence. Her physical beauty would have been considered a reflection of moral virtue, as suggested by the orange blossom she holds, which symbolizes chastity. The identity of the sitter remains a mystery, but the portrait may have been commissioned to commemorate her marriage - she wears a ring and pendant of the kind traditionally given as wedding gifts. The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown.

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