La velata, or La donna velata ("The woman with the veil"), is one of the most famous portraits by the Italian Renaissance painter Raphael.
The subject of the painting appears in another portrait, La Fornarina, and is traditionally identified as the fornarina (bakeress) Margherita Luti, Raphael's Roman mistress.
One of Raphael's distinctions is his attention to the clothing of the subjects of his portraits, this one depicting opulence.
- ^ Baldini, Nicoletta (2005). Raphael. Rizzoli. p. 14.