Learn the Story Behind a Painting from 1495 & More about the Glory of Venice

In this video Angelica Daneo, curator of painting and sculpture, tells the story of Portrait of a Woman Holding a Book painted by Vittore Carpaccio in 1495. This painting is believed to portray a Tuscan poet named Girolama Corsi Ramos. Portraits of Venetian women during the 1400s were rare, and only a few survive. This one is in the Denver Art Museum's collection.

You can see this painting and many more (including 19 from Venice’s Gallerie dell’Accademia) in Glory of Venice: Masterworks of the Renaissance. On view through February 12, 2017.

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Image credit: Vittore Carpaccio, Portrait of a Woman Holding a Book, about 1495. Oil on panel; 16 × 11-7/8 in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1961.168.

Shannon Robb is the communications and public affairs coordinator at the Denver Art Museum. Her favorite exhibition that has been on view at the museum is Women of Abstract Expressionism.