MILWAUKEE (AP).- Rarely lent from the Pitti Palace in Florence, Italy, Raphael Sanzio's painting "The Woman with the Veil" is making its last United States' appearance likely for many years at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Responding to Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," Raphael developed his own idea of beauty in the portrait, which was completed around 1516.
The woman appears in many of his important works and some believe she was Raphael's lover, even though her veil in the painting indicates that she is married. It was once considered the most famous paintings in the world.
"La Donna Velata," the Italian translation, will be on view from March 27 through June 6.
The Portland Art Museum and the Nevada Museum of Art were the only other U.S. museums to exhibit the painting on this tour.
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