Bianca Capello, a Venetian lady, mistress and afterwards second wife to Francis the First, Great Duke ... [art original].

Published/Created:
[Italy?]
[17--?]
Physical Description:
1 drawing : watercolor on laid paper ; sheet 337 x 198 mm
Notes:
Title from manuscript text on verso in Horace Walpole's hand.
Note on verso continues: " ... she married first a Florentine, for wch. his father disenherited him, and being reduced, she maintained herself and husband by washing linnen ..."
One from a group of six portraits cited in the 1774 Strawberry Hill catalogue: Six curious pictures in water-colours of Mary de Medici and Louis 13th. and five great duchesses of Tuscany; copied from a chamber at Poggio Imperiale near Florence, where the originals are dressed in the very cloaths [sic] they wore, pasted on the hangings, with the faces painted on sattin [sic].
Cited in the 1842 sale text: Six curious pictures, in water colours, of Mary de Medici and Louis XIII, and five Great Duchesses of Tuscany, copied from a chamber at the Pazzio Imperiale, near Florence, where the originals are dressed in the very clothes they wore, placed on the hangings, with the faces painted on satin.
1842, May 14, Day 18, Lot 110 bt Earl of Derby, £5.5.0; 1954 July 2, Christie's, Derby Sale, Lot 207 to Agnew & Sons for W.S. Lewis September 1954. The lot of six drawings also included a Flemish drawing of a Female Saint worshipping a crucifix.
Topics:
Bianca, Grand-Duchess, consort of Francesco I, Grand-Duke of Tuscany, 1548-1587
Strawberry Hill (Twickenham, London, England)
Walpole Horace, 1717-1797
Language:
English
Genre:
Portraits
Watercolors -- 18th century
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
SH Contents Un58 no. 16 Box 120
Orbis Record:
11168752
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr29095a
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version of recto
OID:
11134631
PID:
digcoll:551432