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Beatrice, (painting)

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Cenci, Beatrice
Exhibition Catalogs
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
There are several very excellent paintings in water-colors to be seen, and also miniatures on ivory, among Mr. Coale's collection, and elsewhere, which deserve attention. A small picture of the unhappy "Beatrice" is to be seen on one of the pillars. It is remarkably good, and is, we believe from a hurried glance, painted on ivory. It is a relief to find even an approximate representation of this celebrated face. The life-size chromo now so frequently displayed in picture stores is simply abominable. Utter despair, that which is so beyond hope, is wrought in the eyes and lineaments of a lovely face, is the grand characteristic of the original. The chromo represents Beatrice as a rosy and debonnair damsel, with the live crimson through the native white soft shooting over the face, diffusing bloom% It is pretty, but so horridly mangles that of which it purports to be a fac-simile as to render it something worse than worthless. The same might be said of certain chromos of the "mater dolorosa" now to be seen almost everywhere. [P. 80.]
Tenth Annual Report of the Saint Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Association. Prepared for Publication by John T. Tracy. St. Louis: Missouri Democrat Book and Job Printing House. 1871.
Portrait female
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AECI 02570063
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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