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Portrait of a Lady
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Portrait of a Lady


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Description This unidentified woman has a cool, confident expression. Her hair is powdered white, and her low-cut dress is decorated with flowers, but she wears no jewels, coquettishly suggesting the innocence of a simple shepherdess fashionably combined with urban sophistication. Though the execution is close to that of Longhi's signed known portraits and introduces the silvery tones which lend a quality of aristocratic detachment to his ladies, there are too few signed portraits of women by him to be certain of the attribution. For more information on this portrait, please see Federico Zeri's 1976 catalogue no. 453, pp. 564-565.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
4/27/1971Treatmentcoated; inpainted; lined; loss compensation; surface cleaned; varnish removed or reduced; x-ray
10/21/2008Examinationexamined for exhibition
Exhibitions
  • Venice in Canaletto's Age. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 2009-2010.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [1897 catalogue: no. 815, as French School]; 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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Period
ca. 1760-1769 (Baroque)
Medium
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.395
Measurements
Painted surface H: 31 3/4 x W: 25 11/16 in. (80.6 x 65.2 cm)
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