Portrait of a Lady as Astronomy (Portrait of a Venetian Lady)

attributed to Lavinia Fontana, Italian, 1552 - 1614

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about 1585

Oil on canvas

Overall: 45 1/8 x 36 7/8 in. (114.6 x 93.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Alice and M. R. Schweitzer

P.961.255

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1400-1600

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Nazi-Era Provenance Research

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed on astrolabe: sic ardva; Stretcher, reverse, ink stamp at corners: M.R. Schweitzer / 205 East 54th St. / New York 22, N.Y.

Course History

ITAL 7, Women in Renaissance Venice, Courtney Quaintance, Spring 2015

FRIT 34, Sex and Gender in the Italian Renaissance, Courtney Quaintance, Spring 2015

Exhibition History

The Object World, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, ARTH2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 5-March 15, 2015.

Art 2, Professors Turril & Zemal, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 23-February 12, 1990.

The Renaissance: Forms, Reforms and Revolutions, Barrows and Strauss Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 9-September 3, 1982.

Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 21, 1981.

Publication History

Jacquelynn Baas, From "a few curious Elephants Bones" to Picasso, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, September 1985, Hanover, New Hampshire: Dartmouth College, 1985, pp. 37-43, ill. p. 39

Provenance

Acquired by [Marthe] Alice (1915-2004) and M. R. [Meyer (Mac) R.] Schweitzer (1911-2006), New York, date unknown; given to present collection, 1961.

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