Portrait of Eleonora of Aragon, Sperandio di Bartolommeo Savelli (attributed to), c. 1473

Portrait of Eleonora of Aragon, Sperandio di Bartolommeo Savelli (attributed to), c. 1473

marble (rock), h 28.5cm × w 23.5cm × d 2.8cm × w 4240 More details

This young woman carved in profile and in extremely low relief is Eleonora of Aragon. That she faces left suggests that she is unmarried. With its glorifying inscription – ‘divine Eleonora’ – the portrait may have been a gift from Ercole I d’Este, the Duke of Ferrara, whom she married in 1473.

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