The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Head of a Girl
  • Bernardino Luini (1480 - 1532)
  • Head of a Girl
  • Italy
  • c. 1520 - 1523
  • Painting
  • Fresco transferred to canvas and mounted on panel
  • Image size: 48.4 x 35.6 cm, maximum
  • P537
  • Sixteenth Century Gallery
Further Reading
  • Luini decorated three rooms and the chapel of the Villa Pelucca, Gerolamo Rabia’s country house at Sesto San Giovanni, near Monza. The present picture, with P526, formed part of the decorations of the cabinet room. The Bathing Nymphs is now in the Brera, Milan, while seven fragments of the Girls Playing survive, including the Wallace Collection’s Head of a Girl (also Milan, Brera; Chantilly, Musée Condé; Pisa, Civica Pinacoteca and Isola Bella, Borromeo collection).