Bartolomeo Veneto (unknown-1531), Portrait of a Lady in a Green Dress, 1530, oil on panel, 85.9 x 67.6 cm (33-7/8 x 26-5/8 in.). © 2013 Timken Museum of Art.

Only about 30 paintings survive by the great Venetian portraitist Bartolemeo Veneto, a conteporary Titan, Veronese ,and other masters of High Renaissance.

This prtrait, painted a year before the artist's death, shows her sitter standing in front of a red curtain. She is dresses in teh height of fashion with a headpiece of red curtain. She is dressed in the height of fashion with a headpiece of human hair decorated with blue and gold ribbon, suggesting she was a lady of considerable status.

The artist signed and dated the work on the cartellino, or tag, attached to the dark red curtain.

Provenance: Manfrin collection, Venice
Mr. Barker (according to Crowe and Cavalcaselle 1912)
Fifth earl of Rosebery, Mentmore Towers, by 1884, his sale, Sotheby’s, Mentmore Towers, May 25–26, 1977, lot 2407
Acquired by the Putnam Foundation, 1979