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Titian created Portrait of Laura Dianti around 1520. Titian painted several portraits of Dianti, perhaps including the Woman with a Mirror, now
at the Louvre. In this one, she wears a sumptuous blue dress, jewellery and a diadem. Her right arm runs down the side of her body while her left hand
rests on the shoulder of an African page boy.
Modern criticism previously held the work to be an autograph copy of a lost original.After a restoration in America, which revealed the signature on the sleeve, it is again thought to be the original work.