Diana the Huntress

Artist: Giampietrino (Giovanni Pietro Rizzoli) (Italian, Milanese, active by ca. 1495–died 1553)

Medium: Oil on wood

Dimensions: 44 7/8 x 23 1/4 in. (114 x 59.1 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Richardson Gift, 1989

Accession Number: 1989.21


Giampietrino was among the most faithful Milanese pupils of Leonardo da Vinci. This picture, which shows the goddess of the hunt drawing an arrow, is inspired by one of a famous set of engravings designed by the Florentine Rosso Fiorentino (1494–1540) and dated 1526. It may be that it once hung alongside three other full-length standing images of goddesses.