Caterina Cornaro (B-31) is authoritatively
reported to have commissioned Giorgione
to paint a portrait, now lost, of herself on horseback at a hunt.
The Florentine artist and art historian Giorgio
Vasari stated, 1568, that the portrait was then in the collection
of her relative Giorgio Cornaro.
a half-length portrait of the Queen that was formerly in the collection
of Sir Herbert Cook of Richmond, England, is also sometimes attributed
to Giorgione. [Note: Sir Herbert was the heir of Sir Francis Cook,
1st Bart. (died 1901), of Doughty House, Surrey, whose collection
included The Continence of Scipio,
a Giovanni Bellini painting commissioned by Cav.
Proc (later Cardinal) Francesco Cornaro (B-60), c. 1506.]