PICTURE OF THE DAY
Profile Portrait of a Young Lady is a 1465 half-length portrait in oil on poplar, commonly attributed to Italian artist Antonio del Pollaiuolo. A minority of scholars attribute the portrait to another Italian artist, Piero della Francesca. Wilhelm von Bode attributed the painting to Domenico Veneziano; it has also been alternatively attributed to Alesso Baldovinetti. The emphatic use of line and the clarity of the contrasting colour surfaces in the work are typical features of the Florentine School. The anonymous woman is depicted in a brocade dress, with her posture suggesting that she is sitting in the marble embrasure of a window or balcony. The painting is now in the collection of the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin.