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Rosalba  Carriera



Rosalba  Carriera

(b Venice, Oct 1675; d Venice, 15 April 1757).

Italian pastellist and painter. She was a daughter of Andrea Carriera, who worked in the mainland podesteria of the Republic of Venice, and of Alba Foresti, an embroiderer. She had two sisters: Angela, who married the painter Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini, and Giovanna, who, like Rosalba herself, never married. Pier Caterino Zeno and other, anonymous sources recorded that she was a pupil of Giuseppe Diamantini; according to Mariette, she originally painted snuff-boxes and later became a pupil of Federico Bencovich. There are more precise records of her life and of some of her works from 1700 onwards, when she started keeping the letters she received and rough copies of those she sent (Florence, Bib. Medicea-Laurenziana, MS. Ashburnham 1781).



Self-Portrait as Winter

Pastel on paper
Gemaldegalerie, Dresden




Cardinal Melchior de Polignac

c. 1732
Pastel on paper, 57 x 46 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice


Elderly Lady

c. 1740
Pastel on paper, 50 x 40 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice



Pastel on paper, 47 x 32,5 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence


Young Lady of the Leblond Family.

c. 1730
Pastel on paper, 34 x 27 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice


Young Cavalier

c. 1730
Pastel on paper, 55 x 42 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice


Head of Diana


Caterina Sagredo Barbarigo as Bernice




Henrietta Anne-Sophie de Modene


Portrait of a Lady as Diana


Portrait of Felicita Sartori


Retrato de Sebastiano Ricci


Young Lady with a Parrot

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