A study of a lady wearing a pink and white dress with laced bodice and long sleeves and wearing a mask, known as a volto or larva and holding a fan in her left hand. This work is part of an album of fifty-three sketches by Carlevarijs which includes figures he appears to have painted in the open air in preparation for insertion into formal compositions. This figure reappears for example in the boat on the far right side of the The Bucintoro Departing from S. Marco now in The Getty Museum, Los Angeles and in the left foreground of The Piazza San Marco in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Robert Lehman Collection.


  • Title: A Masked Lady
  • Creator: Carlevarijs, Luca
  • Date Created: 1695/1714
  • Location: Venice
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 17.2 cm, Width: 9.0 cm max
  • Provenance: Purchased from the funds of Captain H. B. Murray's bequest.
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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