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Antoon van Dyck - Portrait of Caterina Balbi Durazzo
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Antoon van Dyck - Crucified Christ
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Bernardo Strozzi, detto il Cappuccino - Charity of St. Lawrence
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Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, detto Guercino - Sibyl Samia
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Bartolomeo Guidobono - application
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Valerio Castello - Rape of Proserpina
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Bartolomeo Guidobono - Bacchus
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Luca Giordano - Fight between Perseus and Phineus
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Gherardo delle Notti - Dead Christ mourned by two angels
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Jacob Ferdinand Voet - Portrait of Giovanni Luca Durazzo
Antoon van Dyck - Portrait of Caterina Balbi Durazzo
Antoon van Dyck - Crucified Christ
Bernardo Strozzi, detto il Cappuccino - Charity of St. Lawrence
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, detto Guercino - Sibyl Samia
Bartolomeo Guidobono - application
Valerio Castello - Rape of Proserpina
Bartolomeo Guidobono - Bacchus
Luca Giordano - Fight between Perseus and Phineus
Gherardo delle Notti - Dead Christ mourned by two angels
Jacob Ferdinand Voet - Portrait of Giovanni Luca Durazzo

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Description

The woman depicted is in the center of the canvas, her face of penetrating intensity shortened by three quarters and turned with a confident gaze to the observer. A red rose, on the side of the face, highlights the diaphanous complexion. The right hand rests on the basin of a basin of a Baroque fountain supported by a triton. The left hand, dropped to the side, holds a closed fan. The sumptuous robe that wraps the figure is part of a complex Spanish-style dress, the hair is pulled back and gathered in a chignon wrapped in a crown of diamonds and a bundle of black feathers. The woman is Caterina Balbi Durazzo painted by the twenty-five-year-old Van Dyck, capable of bringing out the essential qualities of the portrayed character, proving that she has already assimilated the lesson of Rubens, of which he was a pupil: the lady retains, together with elements of aristocratic distinction, a certain airy and youthful tenderness. The portrait entered the palace in 1689 and has never left the residence in via Balbi since.

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