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Neoclassical Overmantle Mirror in Gilded Wood Italy 18th Century
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Neoclassical Overmantle Mirror in Gilded Wood Italy 18th Century

The EIGHTEENTH Century - 1700

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Neoclassical Overmantle Mirror in Gilded Wood Italy 18th Century

The EIGHTEENTH Century - 1700

Richly and finely carved overmantle mirror in gilded linden. The main frame is a rectangular gouged frame with ribbons on the rear and beads in the inside. Upon the gouging there is a braid in full relief, which is placed between a ribbon and a floral garland, the motif is very delicately carved. On the upper part of the frame there is a medallion which presents the profile of the goddess Diana; two floral festoons connect the central tied ribbon to the edges of the frame. The big festoons of double order ulteriorly descend; they are abundantly carved with leaves and flowers, especially roses. Upon them there are two rosettes with incense burners. These two lateral frames are wing shaped and lay on two lions. The lions are calm and secure holding a sphere between their paws, they are placed in a foliaceous cradle. This curve indicates that the mirror was originally placed in a boiserie and not in the current gilded nineteenth century basements. Mercury mirrors, gold leaf with chiaroscuro effects obtained through the use of shiny and opaque material. This effect is emphasized in the medallion: the chiselling makes the back surface opaque and rough. The woods used are linden for the main part and the carved areas, fir for the panels which protect the mercury mirrors.

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Portrait of a Noblewoman by Il Mulinaretto 18th Century
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Portrait of a Noblewoman by Il Mulinaretto 18th Century

Portrait of a Noblewoman

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Portrait of a Noblewoman by Il Mulinaretto 18th Century

Portrait of a Noblewoman

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.

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