Italian Beauty Reading
Italian Beauty Reading by Italian Painter Natale Schiavoni (1777 – 1858); and engraver known mainly for depicting historical events and portraits; with many of his paintings depicting seductive nubile women.
This is a stunning portrait of a young Italian brunette beauty sitting by a table reading a book the his placed on a large red pillow with tassel.
The young lady is wearing silver earrings and a gold ring on the fourth finger of her right hand, a sheer white silk blouse and a blue cape rest over her folded right arm that her head is leaning against that is supported with her elbow resting on the right part of the open book.
The background is a plain gray stone wall with a deep shadow on her right and on her left is a green drape that is hanging from the wall in the corner.
This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.
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Info Below Derived From Wikipedia.org
Natale Schiavoni was born in Chioggia, a coastal town of the Metropolitan City of Venice in Northern Italy; and is believed to be a distant descendant of Italian Renaissance painter and etcher Andrea Schiavoni (Andrea Meldolla) 1510/15 – 1563.
While studying in Venice Natale trained with Venetian Painter Francesco Maggiotto ( 1738 – 1805) and later became a Neoclassic painter.
In 1816, Schiavoni was invited by the Austrian Emperor to Vienna, to become the official portraitist for the court.
Then in 1821 he returned to Venice, where he became a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts.