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The Portrait of Giovanna I. Queen of Naples, (painting)

Catalog Data

Carelli, Domenico  Search this
Raphael (copy after)  Search this
Giovanni I  Search this
Exhibition Catalogs
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 10
A Copy executed by Domenico Carelli, from the original, in the possession of Hortense Beauharnois, Ex-Queen of Holland. There is a mystery hanging over this celebrated picture. . . . There are at least four, all of which, claim to be original; one in the Doria Palace at Rome, another in gallery of the Louvre, a third, which has lately been removed from Vienna to Leipsic, and the fourth, . . . That of Hortense, which it is said, the King of PRussia has been endeavoring to purchase. Equal difficulty exists in deciding who was the painter. The picture in the Doria Palace is attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. . . . On the other hand, the picture in the Louvre, and that of Vienna or Leipsic, are attributed with equal confidence to Raphael. . . . Carelli declares, that when he painted the present copy, he saw on the back of the original picture, an ancient document, which asserted, that Raphael obtained from Naples, a drawing taken from the likeness of Queen Giovanna, painted by Giotto her contemporary, and that from this, he Designed the present picture, which was painted by Bronzino. But Carelli, on examining lately the original, could find no such document. . . . The present is a unique copy, granted by Hortense to the archbishop, at his request, and as a special favor. (On canvass--length 3 feet 6 inches, breadth
Catalogue of the Pictures which formed the collection of Joseph Capece Latro, ancient Archbishop of Taranto, &c. in the Kingdom of Naples now exhibited in the City Dispensary, in White Street, for the benefit of that Charitable Institution. New York, October, 1835.
Portrait female  Search this
Occupation--Other--Aristocrat  Search this
Control number:
AECI 06140007
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index