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Portrait of a Lady
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Portrait of a Lady

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Description The unidentified noblewoman rests her hand on a keyboard instrument, the playing of which was considered virtuous for a woman. Pulzone has carefully rendered the textures of her luxurious dress down to the smallest details, including the refined lace of her cuffs and collar and the embroidery of the black dress. The stately, formal, and somewhat stiff three-quarter figure, exemplified by Pulzone's painting, had become standard for aristocratic portraiture in late 16th-century Europe. For more information on this painting, please seeFederico Zeri's 1976 catalogue no. 238, pp. 360-361.
Date Description Narrative
Examinationexamined for conditon
7/03/1942Treatmentinpainted; tears repaired; varnish removed or reduced
6/17/1943Treatmentcleaned; inpainted; coated
1/01/1953Examinationexamined for condition
9/16/1959Treatmentrepaired; loss compensation; coated
9/16/1959Treatmenttears repaired
7/07/1965Treatmentexamined for condition; other
2/28/1984Examinationexamined for loan
3/05/1984Loan Considerationexamined for loan
3/05/1984Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation; coated; other
3/05/1984Treatmentlined; varnish removed or reduced
  • The Age of Caravaggio, 1590-1610. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museo di Capodimonte, Naples. 1985.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [1897 catalogue: no. 396, as Giovanni Battista Moroni]; 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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ca. 1580-1589 (Renaissance)
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
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Painted surface H: 46 7/8 x W: 35 7/8 in. (119 x 91.2 cm)


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