Portrait of a Noblewoman by Il Mulinaretto 18th Century

Portrait of a Noblewoman

Code :  ARTPIT0001472

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Portrait of a Noblewoman by Il Mulinaretto 18th Century

Portrait of a Noblewoman

Code :  ARTPIT0001472

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Product Details

Portrait of a Noblewoman

Artist:  Giovanni Maria delle Piane, detto Il Mulinaretto (1660-1745)

Work title:  Ritratto di nobildonna

Time:  The EIGHTEENTH Century - 1700

Subject:  Portrait/Face

Artistic technique:  Pittura

Technical specification:  Oil on canvas

Oil on canvas. This half-length portrait depicts a gentlewoman who certainly belongs to a noble family, you can desume it by the elegant dress and by the medal that the woman is wearing. The medal is situated exactly in the centre of the painting. It is the medal of the order "Ordine della Croce Stellata", a chivalry order for women only established by Eleonora Gonzaga, widow of the emperor Ferdinando III. The order was then confirmed by Clemente IX with a papal edict in 1668. This medal was conferred only to noble women. Delle Piane (known as "Il Mulinaretto") was born in Genova but he completed his artistic formation in Rome. Since he was young he had a natural inclination towards portraiture. He was influenced by the french-manner portraiture (in particular by Hiacynthe Rigaud and by Laguillère) and thanks to his abitility to read the requirements of his time, he adapted to new tendencies. His commissioners were rich and powerful and wanted to be celebrated through their portraits. Delle Piane brought stylistic innovation, bringing to a higher level the sophistication of small details, enhancing the mundanity of his commissioners, dressing them up in exquisite and sumptuous manner and capturing new and interesting poses. Delle Piane worked relentlessly for more than sixty years. He has produced also paintings with religious subject, but he is best known for his portraits, there are plenty attributed to him, in many private houses. The elegance, the affectation in contrast with the severe pose and the lascivious gesture of the hand which holds the mantle, are part of the typical features of Delle Piane's paintings. The painting is presented in a coeval silver-plated frame with inlaid decor and a ribbon on top.

Product Condition:
Fair condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

frame Size (cm):
Height: 115
Width: 83
Depth: 6

work dimensions (cm):
Height: 93
Width: 70

With certificate of authenticity

Additional Information

La pittura è l'arte che consiste nell'applicare dei pigmenti a un supporto come la carta, la tela, la seta, la ceramica, il legno, il vetro o un muro. Essendo i pigmenti essenzialmente solidi, è necessario utilizzare un legante, che li porti a uno stadio liquido, più fluido o più denso, e un collante, che permetta l'adesione duratura al supporto. Chi dipinge è detto pittore o pittrice. Il risultato è un'immagine che, a seconda delle intenzioni dell'autore, esprime la sua percezione del mondo o una libera associazione di forme o un qualsiasi altro significato, a seconda della sua creatività, del suo gusto estetico e di quello della società di cui fa parte.

Oil on canvas:
The oil painting is a painting technique using powder pigments mixed with bases in inert and oils.

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