Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Portrait of the Duchess Montejasi-Cicerale Stefanina Primicile Carafa, Marchioness of Cicerale and Duchess of Montejasi

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Although best remembered for his depictions of ballet dancers and race horses, Degas painted many likenesses of his family members. He probably painted this portrait of his aunt, Stefania Carafa (1819-1901), during an extended visit to Naples, where many of his relatives lived. Described in family papers as a highly indulged, fun-loving child, the dutchess grew into the stoic, world-weary woman depicted here. No expensive finery reveals her high social rank; indeed she wears a mourning dress, possibly to observe the recent death of her brother Achille.

Keywords

Cleveland, Ohio, United States, Naples, Italy, Style: French Impressionist, School: Impressionist, Movement: Impressionism, Franch, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: French Impressionist; School: Impressionist; Movement: Impressionism; Franch; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Cleveland, Ohio, United States; Naples, Italy

Time Period

C. 1875

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-PFF0001

Portrait of the Duchess Montejasi-Cicerale Stefanina Primicile Carafa, Marchioness of Cicerale and Duchess of Montejasi

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