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Venetian Lady

Mid-XVIIcentury. Oil on canvas. Not on display

The seated model is sumptuously dressed, with silver-lamé collar and cuffs, a pearl choker and a very dark green dress with silver decorations on her skirt and gold ones on the bodice and sleeves. She has flowers in her hair and long earrings. The heavy crimson velvet curtain behind her is echoed by a matching mat on the buffet. The scene opens onto an urban background that recalls the city of Venice, with a felza-covered gondola in the foreground and further back, a domed building that resembles the Cathedral of San Marco.

While this painting is thought to be a portrait of one of Charles I of Mantua’s daughters, it also resembles Claude Mellan’s engraved likeness of Maria Luisa Gonzaga, who successively married Polish kings Wladyslav IV and Casimir V and died on May 10, 1667.

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Inventory number
Venetian Lady
Mid-XVII century
Height: 223 cm.; Width: 138 cm.
Royal Collection (Buen Retiro Palace, Madrid, 1794, nº. 828)

Bibliography +

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado. Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 826-827.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado. Inventario general de pinturas (I) La Colección Real, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990.

Other inventories +

Inv. Testamentaría Carlos III, Buen Retiro, 1794. Núm. 828.
Otra [pintura] de Carlos Chiems, con el retrato entº. de una Reina: de dos varas y tres quartas de alto, y vara y media de ancho...120

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1854-1858. Núm. 1909.

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 2673.
Escuela italiana / 2673. Retrato de señora. (cuerpo entero) / Alto 8 pies; ancho 5 pies, 1 pulg, 6lin.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1872-1907. Núm. 9.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1910. Núm. 11.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1942-1996. Núm. 11.

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Update date: 07-10-2020 | Registry created on 02-12-2015

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