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LAVINIA FONTANA (Bologna 1552-1614 Rome)
LAVINIA FONTANA (Bologna 1552-1614 Rome)

Portrait of a girl, bust-length, in a yellow silk dress with a lace collar , a pearl necklace and string of pearls in her hair

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LAVINIA FONTANA (Bologna 1552-1614 Rome)
Portrait of a girl, bust-length, in a yellow silk dress with a lace collar

, a pearl necklace and string of pearls in her hair
oil on copper, circular
4.3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) diam.

Lot Essay

We are grateful to Doctor Maria Teresa Cantaro for confirming the attribution of this picture on the basis of a photograph (letter, 8 September 1999). Doctor Cantaro states that this work is both stylistically and formally close to the artist's series of small portraits produced between 1580 and 1599 (see Maria Teresa Cantaro, Lucia Fontana bolognese, Rome 1989, pp. 142-4; and 'Aggiornamenti e precisazioni sul catalogo di Lavinia Fontana', Bollettino d'Arte, no. 79, May-June 1993, pp. 85-89, figs. 1-8).
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