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Venetian Virtuoso: Rosalba Carriera

Posted: October 6, 2015
Category: Portraiture
Born in Venice, Rosalba Carriera (1675–1757) was the daughter of a clerk and a lace-maker. Largely self-taught, she began her artistic career painting miniature portraits. Carriera employed ivory as the...
A woman with light-skin and brown hair stands slightly angled and stares straight out to the viewer. In her right hand, she holds an upward-pointing arrow and carries a quill of bows on her back. She wears light feathers in her hair and a delicate jeweled crown.