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Portrait of a Lady

Rosalba Carriera, Italian (Venetian), (October 7, 1675–April 15, 1757)

Creation date: ca. 1730-1740
Creation place: Italy

Other Information

Type: Pastel Drawing
Medium and Support: Pastel on paper, laid down on canvas
Credit Line: Gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam
Accession Number: 1949.79
State/Province: Venice
Dimensions: 25 in. x 18 in. (63.5 cm x 45.72 cm)

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Rosalba Carriera (Italian, 1673–1757)
Portrait of a Lady
ca. 1735
Pastel on paper, laid down on canvas
Gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam, 1949.79

Born and trained in Venice, Carriera became one of the leading pastel artists of the eighteenth century, painting portraits of British, French, and German visitors on their grand tour of Italy.
The artist traveled widely and enjoyed great fame during her lifetime. While in Paris, she painted portraits of the artist Antoine Watteau and the king, Louis XV. King Augustus II of Poland had more than 150 of her works in his royal palace in Dresden, many of which were portraits of ideal female beauty like this one. --MAB 2015

Last Updated: 3/17/2022


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Art of Portraits The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/27/2016 - 00/00/00


This object has the following bibliographic references:

The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego Catalogue: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1960
Page Number: 74

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