Description A three-fourths length standing portrait, this painting depicts what appears to be a middle aged or older woman, wearing rings and other jewelry and her hair covered. She stands in front of a curtain and to her right, behind the curtain, a few shelves hold what may be several bottles and books. The contents of the shelves to the rear suggest that she is standing in a study, probably that of her husband, perhaps a physician. A companion portrait of him probably hung to her right, our left. The three-quarter length format, versus just the head or a portrayal of the "sitter" in half-length, was meant to convey status and was more expensive to commission.
|11/01/1944||Treatment||coated; inpainted; re-framed; surface cleaned; varnish removed or reduced|
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome, no. 737; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902
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