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Portrait of Barbara Luigia d’Adda, bride of Antonio Barbiano di Belgiojoso

Jean-Marc Nattier1747

Sforzesco Castle

Sforzesco Castle
Milan, Italy

This portrait
  of a lady connected to one of the greatest families of Milan bears witness to
  the international nature of the Trivulzio collection and the prestige of the
  artists within it. The
  painting is signed by the artist and the masterly paint application, passing
  from fabrics to flesh tones with the finest of brushstrokes, confirms its
  attribution. The silvery and blue tones are also significant as the artist's
  chromatic signature, here in its mature phase.
  The
  woman is portrayed with the classic half-length setting and the painting
  appears to be a real likeness, without being tempted to idealise the subject.

Details

  • Title: Portrait of Barbara Luigia d’Adda, bride of Antonio Barbiano di Belgiojoso
  • Creator: Jean Marc Nattier
  • Date Created: 1747
  • Location: Castello Sforzesco, Pinacoteca, Milan
  • Physical Dimensions: 78 x 62 cm
  • Provenance: Purchase from Luigi Alberico Trivulzio, 1935
  • Type: Painting
  • 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 di Barbara Luigia d’Adda, sposa di Antonio Barbiano di Belgiojoso
  • Artist Nationality: French
  • Artist Death Date: 1766
  • Artist Birth Place: Paris
  • Artist Birth Date: 1685

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