By Anne Leader

Painter Paris Bordone died on 19 January 1571 in Venice, where he had spent the majority of his career.  A native of Treviso, Bordone excelled in portraiture, mythologies, and history paintings.  Working in both oil and fresco, Bordone worked for patrons in Venice, France, Poland, Spain, and the Netherlands. While eclipsed by his rivals Titian, Veronese, and Tintoretto, Bordone found favor with elites and royals throughout Europe and is appreciated today for his attention to female beauty.

Reference: Corinne Mandel. “Bordone, Paris.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.

Portrait of a Woman, 1550s, oil on canvas, Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

Young Woman at Her Toilet, c. 1550, oil on canvas, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Presentation of the Ring to the Doge, 1534, oil on canvas, formerly Scuola Grande di San Marco (Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice)

Venus and Mars with Cupid, 1559-60, oil on canvas, Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome

The Venetian Lovers, 1525-30, oil on canvas, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

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