What lies behind one of the museum’s most beautiful and enigmatic portraits? Who is the sitter and who commissioned the painting? A new edition of Focus on the work reveals all the mysteries surrounding this young Florentine woman as well as the nature of the society she was born into and the prosperous city where she lived.

This April, Ghirlandaio’s masterpiece is the focus of this activity exclusively offered to Friends and led by María Eugenia Alonso, curator of Old Master Paintings. She will be discussing these and many other issues in an informal conservation with participants in front of the work; reflections, ideas and interpretations will be shared in order to create a context for learning more about the painting.