ca. 1750 Noblewoman by Sebastiano Ceccarini  (Walters Museum of Art - Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

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The Walters’ notes show that this is not a peasant woman. She wears a jeweled hair ornament and a jeweled bodice under a fur garment in this portrait. The notes:  "Turning her gaze towards the spectator with one hand resting on her hip, this noblewoman has a stately, matronly appearance that is intended to express personal discipline and dignity. Her lavish costume - with a scarf tied to her hair, a brocade dress set with pearls and a feather, and jeweled pendants-communicates her social status, as does the column, suggestive of a palatial setting, a compositional device developed during the 16th century to communicate aristocratic status.”

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