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Half-Length Figure of a Woman
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Half-Length Figure of a Woman


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description This profile of a young woman was painted as a study of female beauty. With her regular features that resemble an ancient marble statue, she represents an ideal type rather than a specific woman. Her curling hair, in particular, demonstrates Rocca's typically fluid and graceful handling of the brush. For more information on this painting, please see Federico Zeri's 1976 catalogue no. 398, pp. 510-511.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/16/1969Treatmentcoated; inpainted; loss compensation; re-framed; tears repaired; varnish removed or reduced
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [1897 catalogue: no. 791, as The Magdalen, by Fran├žois Boucher]; 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. 1690-1710 (Baroque)
Medium
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.404
Measurements
Painted surface H: 18 1/2 x W: 14 3/8 in. (47 x 36.5 cm); Stretcher H: 18 11/16 x W: 14 1/2 in. (47.5 x 36.8 cm)
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Not On View

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