Lavinia Fontana

Italian Painter, 1552-1614 Daughter of Prospero Fontana. She was trained by her father and followed his Mannerist style. Her first recorded works, which date from 1575, were small paintings for private devotion, such as the Holy Family (Dresden, Gemeldegal.). By 1577 she had become established as a portrait painter in Bologna. Works of this date include the Self-portrait at the Harpsichord (Rome, Gal. Accad. S Luca) and the portrait of Senator Orsini (Bordeaux, Mus. B.-A.). Her portrait style reflects the formality of central Italian models as well as the naturalistic tendencies of the north Italian tradition. The elegantly costumed Orsini is shown seated at a table, with a suite of rooms opening behind him, a setting recalling such Florentine portraits of the 1530s as Agnolo Bronzino's Bartolommeo Panciatichi (Florence, Uffizi). Lavinia used a similar setting for other portraits, including the Gozzadini Family (1584; Bologna, Pin. N.). Female sitters are also shown in elaborate dress, with particular attention paid to details of embroidery and jewels, and they are often accompanied by small dogs

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Lavinia Fontana Self-Portrait in the Studiolo oil painting


Self-Portrait in the Studiolo
Painting ID::  26761
Artist: Lavinia Fontana
Painting: Self-Portrait in the Studiolo
Introduction: mk52 1579 Oil on copper,diameter 15.7cm Uffizi,Florence
   
   
     

Lavinia Fontana Noli Me Tangere oil painting


Noli Me Tangere
Painting ID::  29885
Artist: Lavinia Fontana
Painting: Noli Me Tangere
Introduction: mk67 Oil on canvas 31 1/2x25 13/16in Uffizi,Gallery
   
   
     

Lavinia Fontana Self-Portrait oil painting


Self-Portrait
Painting ID::  30068
Artist: Lavinia Fontana
Painting: Self-Portrait
Introduction: mk67 Oil on copper
   
   
     

Lavinia Fontana Self-Portrait oil painting


Self-Portrait
Painting ID::  30523
Artist: Lavinia Fontana
Painting: Self-Portrait
Introduction: mk68 Oil on wood 10 3/4x9 3/4"
   
   
     

Lavinia Fontana Family Portrait oil painting


Family Portrait
Painting ID::  30535
Artist: Lavinia Fontana
Painting: Family Portrait
Introduction: mk68 Oil on canva 33 1/2"x41 1/2" Milan,Brera Gallery c.1600 Italy
   
   
     

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     Italian Painter, 1552-1614 Daughter of Prospero Fontana. She was trained by her father and followed his Mannerist style. Her first recorded works, which date from 1575, were small paintings for private devotion, such as the Holy Family (Dresden, Gemeldegal.). By 1577 she had become established as a portrait painter in Bologna. Works of this date include the Self-portrait at the Harpsichord (Rome, Gal. Accad. S Luca) and the portrait of Senator Orsini (Bordeaux, Mus. B.-A.). Her portrait style reflects the formality of central Italian models as well as the naturalistic tendencies of the north Italian tradition. The elegantly costumed Orsini is shown seated at a table, with a suite of rooms opening behind him, a setting recalling such Florentine portraits of the 1530s as Agnolo Bronzino's Bartolommeo Panciatichi (Florence, Uffizi). Lavinia used a similar setting for other portraits, including the Gozzadini Family (1584; Bologna, Pin. N.). Female sitters are also shown in elaborate dress, with particular attention paid to details of embroidery and jewels, and they are often accompanied by small dogs