Anne-Marie Zina Durand de Lironcourt, née Duranti, by Pierre-Hubert Subleyras (auctioned by Christie's)

The Google translation of part of Christie’s sale notes follow:  (Jacques Antoine de Lironcourt’s) "young wife, Marie Zina, born Duranti, was of Genoese origin. He married her in March 1729 shortly before settling in Rome to assist Cardinal Melchior de Polignac as his secretary. It is clear from the sight of her portrait that Marie Zina was described by her husband as 'very beautiful as well as reserved', 'cheerful, sweet, noble.' So many qualities that Subleyras has been able to portray in this effigy without ostentation, but full of freshness and softness that comes to reinforce a subtle palette characteristic of the painter, with its unctuous whites, its rich and velvety blacks that enhance the blue of the ribbon and the red of the velvet cushion. Nonchalantly leaning on her elbow, the finger delicately placed on her cheek, Marie Zina observes the viewer with frankness, without detour but also without malice, in an attitude of perfect charm and grace.”

Her genealogical sketch is very terse while that of her husband, with a link to hers that gives her name as Anne Marie TINA, is more informative.

From 18thcenturylove.tumblr.com/post/162326191691/karoline-von-manderscheid-pierre-hubert.

Anne-Marie Zina Durand de Lironcourt, née Duranti, by Pierre-Hubert Subleyras (auctioned by Christie's) From 18thcenturylove.tumblr.com:post:162326191691:karoline-von-manderscheid-pierre-hubert

The stark contrast of white lace and the black dress as well as the pearls and shiny bodice decorations contribute to the effect of this portrait.

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