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Portrait of Lady Angelica de Alessandri

Carlo Ceresa1643

Sforzesco Castle

Sforzesco Castle
Milan, Italy

The two
  inscriptions on the upper part of the canvas give us a lot of information
  about the painting: the name of the woman portrayed, Angelica de Alessandri,
  her age (54 years), the year of execution, 1643, the reason for the painting
  and the name of the client, Zacaria Novati, son-in-law of the noblewoman. The
  attribution to Carlo Ceresa is based on clear stylistic resemblances to other
  paintings of certain attribution - his obsessive search for the real datum,
  evident in this portrait.

Details

  • Title: Portrait of Lady Angelica de Alessandri
  • Creator: Carlo Ceresa
  • Date Created: 1643
  • Location: Castello Sforzesco, Pinacoteca, Milan
  • Physical Dimensions: 71 x 57 cm
  • Provenance: Gift from Alessandro Durini Foundation, 1939
  • Transcript:
    “NOB. ANGELICAM D[E] / ALEXANDRIS ANN LIV // SOCRUM DILECTIS. AMORIS / ERGO EXC. ZACCAR. NOVAT. / PINGI CURAVIT / AN. / MDCXLIII”
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  • Type: Dipinto
  • Rights: Comune di Milano - Civiche Raccolte Artistiche, Castello Sforzesco, Milano
  • External Link: https://pinacoteca.milanocastello.it/
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Art Genre: Portrait
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Original title: Ritratto della nobildonna Angelica de Alessandri
  • Artist Nationality: Italian
  • Artist Death Place: Bergamo
  • Artist Death Date: 1679
  • Artist Birth Place: San Giovanni Bianco, Bergamo
  • Artist Birth Date: 1609

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