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Does anybody know...

Postby lidimy » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:00 pm

.... what period this is? :shock:



Just intruiged!

Thanks =D
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Postby Sophia » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:16 pm

Lidi,

Where did you find her - can you give a source site, artist's name, etc.?

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Postby lidimy » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:23 pm

Not an inkling, sorry!

I found her in my '1500-1600' folder which is either a clue or I put her in the wrong one... I was looking through them all and saw her dress looked a bit peculiar for a 16th C look, hence why I ask!


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Postby seamsmistress » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:52 pm

I haven't seen her before so can't name artist or date.

but I do get a strong feeling for Germanic or flemish, roughly 1515-1530. Also, there is the suggestion of religious symbolism. The headress has an almost madonna-ish feeling about it and this is supported by the pious downcast eyes reading a bible.

Try
http://www.wga.hu/ and search portraits 1500 - 1500. Whilst you may not find her, I think you may find several others that are quite similar.



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Postby Tuppence » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:26 pm

It actually looks pre-raphaelite or victorian to me.

Could be wrong though.


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Postby Shadowcat » Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:35 pm

This is a painting by Ambrosius Benson 1519 - 1550, to be found in the Louvre, Paris.

The description reads
"Jeune femme lisant un livre d'heures, dit autrefois portrait de Marguerite d'Autriche, puis La Sybille persique."

I read this as "A young woman reading a book of hours, once called Margaret of Austria, then the Persian Sybil." (spelling of sybil?)

Benson was also a painter of books of hours, I seem to remember, so that might actually be a book of his. There are also other versions of this style of painting. Click through to see some of them.

http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/be ... osius.html

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