Portrait of a Young Woman, Ottavio Mario Leoni, c. 1604 - c. 1608
Ottavio Leoni was a popular portraitist among Rome’s most prominent families. However, he also drew ordinary people, such as this likeness of an unknown young woman. He depicted her face and loosely bound up hair with great precision, while sketching her body with just a few strokes. He had learnt this accuracy from his father, a medallist by profession.