Oil on wood panel reinforced. Italian painting of the late sixteenth century attributed to an artist's entourage Lavinia Fontana.
This adorable little princess wearing a dark brown and green suit. Elaborately sewn with gold thread and adorned with pearls. His neck is surrounded by a large neck ruff whose style used to date our painting to 1580. The heavy necklace and tiara, both gold set with precious stones, attest membership of the girl to a rich lineage. Despite a certain playfulness, our young princess wears a proud carriage with respect to his rank. This portrait is presented in its original frame « a Casseta ».
Dimensions: 26 x 20.5 cm in sight - 34 x 28.5 cm with frame
State: Repair of a vertical slot of the panel. Usual restorations. Sold with « a Casseta » of late sixteenth century of the Marche region (original frame).
Lavinia Fontana (Bologna 1552 - Rome 1614) or Lavinia Zappi (married name) is one of the most important portrait painters of Bologna at the end of the Renaissance. This is from his father, Prospero Fontana, she apprenticed. Besides painting portraits, a field in which it excels in precision, Lavinia is one of the first women to perform public orders and paint religious paintings (Noli Me Tangere the Uffizi in Florence, altarpieces in churches of Bologna, Holy Family palace of El Escorial in Madrid ...). It is in 1603 she settled permanently in Rome, where she is received at the Academy. With Sofonisba Anguissola, she shares the privilege of being one of the only women to have painted the great ones of her time.