Oil on canvas signed and dated "N schiavoni 1842".
L: 59 cm x H: 71 cm sc
L : 74,5 cm x H : 87 cm Ac
Natale Schiavoni first learned at the Academy of Venice as a student of Francesco Maggiotto and then in Florence with Raffaelo Morghen.
He had a preference for portraits and went to Trieste where he developed the realization of portraits in miniature in great demand. Afterwards he went to Milan until 1815.
Francis I of Austria called him to the court of Vienna where he realized numerous commissions of portraits in miniature and paintings of female subjects and odalisques of renaissance inspiration which earned him the nickname of Pittore delle grazie ("The painter of graces") by his contemporaries.
In 1821 he settled permanently in Chioggia where he dedicated himself to the study of painting while continuing to travel to Austria and Germany.
In 1840 he was appointed professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and bought the Palazzo Giustiniani.