Kopf eines jungen Mädchens (Barbara Piazzetta?), Giovanni Battista Piazzetta
Giovanni Battista Piazzetta
Kopf eines jungen Mädchens (Barbara Piazzetta?)
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Giovanni Battista Piazzetta

Kopf eines jungen Mädchens (Barbara Piazzetta?), ca. 1745


Blatt
370 x min. 270 mm
maximum width
273 mm
Inventory Number
4284
Object Number
4284 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

Piazzetta, one of the most sought-after history painters in Venice, executed a large number of “character heads” and portraits which served as studies, but also as collector’s items for art admirers. Thanks to copies by his pupils as well as engraved reproductions, these works were widely circulated and contributed to the artist’s renown in Venice and beyond. It was presumably Piazzetta’s sixteen-year-old daughter Barbara who sat for this rendering. The work owes its vitality to the soft modelling of the forms and the interplay between the light and dark sections, which give the head of the young girl plasticity: It appears to project from the picture surface in a lifelike fashion.

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Title
Kopf eines jungen Mädchens (Barbara Piazzetta?)
Draughtsman
Period Produced
School
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Technique
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Production Reason
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Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Foto: U. Edelmann

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Genre

Iconclass

Primary
  • 31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden
  • 31AA2421(+32) head turned to the left - AA - female human figure (+ right side visible; right - (r. hand, r. foot, etc.))
  • 61BB111(+523) anonymous historical person portrayed alone - BB - woman (+ profile portrait)
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19.01.2022