Sat, 02 May 2015
The 16th Century Complexion

Portrait of a Young Woman
by Paris Bordone, around 1545.

A beautifully painted (sumptious is the right word) picture in the National Gallery by Paris Bordone. The better sort of 16th century girl didn't go in for a sun tan. Mind you, with hair as red as that, it might have been a bit dangerous as well.