Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Portrait of a Woman Dressed as Vestal Virgin A Lady as a Vestal Virgin

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Maria Anna Catharina Angelica Kauffmann is a painter in the early Neoclassical style best known for her decorative wall paintings for residences designed by Robert Adam. Her paintings are Rococo in tone and approach, though her figures are given Neoclassical poses and draperies. Kauffmann's portraits of female sitters are among her finest works..-- The Vestal Virgins were priestesses of the temple of Vesta (Greek Hestia), the Roman goddess of the fire that burns in the hearth. One of the Vestals' duties was to keep the altar fire in the temple burning perpetually. They were sworn to absolute chastity; breaking the vow was punished by burial alive.

Keywords

Dresden, Germany, Rome, Papal States [Italy], Style: Neoclassical, Movement: Neoclassical, Painting; head; hand; garment; brushwork;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Neoclassical; Movement: Neoclassical; Painting; head; hand; garment; brushwork;

Subject: geographic

Dresden, Germany; Rome, Papal States [Italy]

Time Period

Ca. 1780

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Genre

Painting.; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-NSF0502

Portrait of a Woman Dressed as Vestal Virgin A Lady as a Vestal Virgin

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