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Portrait of a Girl with a Pigeon
Vouet, Simon
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Vouet, Simon

Paris, 1590 - Paris, 1649

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Portrait of a Girl with a Pigeon

Ca. 1620. Oil on canvas.
Room 003

A smiling girl, seemingly aged around ten, looks out at the viewer, fully engaging our attention. Her relaxed pose contrasts with the rigid conventions of portraiture of this period. The figure is surprisingly similar to the naked girl that represents Beauty in the painting Time defeated by Hope and Beauty by the same artist, also on display in this gallery, in which she seems older, thus proving the two different dates of these works. Vouet painted this portrait during his Roman period, which ended in 1627 when he returned to Paris.

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Vouet, Simon
Portrait of a Girl with a Pigeon
Ca. 1620
Height: 66.5 cm; Width: 49.5 cm
Private Collection, madrid; Acquired in 2018 thanks to a micro-melancholy campaign held on the occasion of the Museum's Bicentennial

Bibliography +

Bussagli, Marco, 'Simon Vouet. Il Tempo vinto dalla sapienza e dalla bellezza' En:, Barocco a Roma: La meraviglia delle arti, Skira editores, 2015.

Ubeda, A., ' Simon Vouet. Retrato de niña con paloma' En: Museo Nacional del Prado. Memoria de actividades 2018, Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte,, Madrid, 2019, pp. 22-24.

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Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2978.

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Room 003 (On Display)

Update date: 05-11-2021 | Registry created on 10-05-2019

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