Queen Caterina Cornaro

by Gentile Bellini

Budapest; Szepmuveszeti Museum

Caterina Cornaro (Bellini) Gentile Bellini apparently portrayed Queen Caterina Cornaro (B-31) on at least three occasions: once in the famous portrait of the former Queen late in her life (shown at left, now in Budapest's Szepmuveszeti Museum), again as a foreground figure in the crowd of onlookers in a painting executed by Bellini for the narrative cycle Miracles of the Relic of the Cross (now at the Accademia Museum), and finally in a now-lost profile portrait after which Albrecht Durer modelled his own chalk and watercolor portrait.

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