Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

Close
Portrait of an Elderly Lady in Black

Photo credit: The Bowes Museum

How you can use this image

© All rights reserved

Please note that image permissions vary across the Art UK website and that some artworks remain in copyright. Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image. The credit lines indicate who manages the rights within the artwork and the image.

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised.

Some images on Art UK are available to purchase as prints and may be available to license for commercial purposes through the Art UK Shop. If there is a shopping basket icon underneath an image, click on it to find out how to license that image or purchase a print, through either the Art UK Shop or sometimes through the collection directly.

The collection who own the work may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.

Notes

Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

In this painting, the unknown sitter is represented against a neutral background, wearing the high headdress called a frelange, which was made of a pleated piece of starched linen covered with delicate lace-work, and recalls French fashions of the 1710s. This portrait recalls the freshness and directness that characterise the works of Giacomo Ceruti, called Il Pitocchetto. Although he was better known for his realist depictions of popular types and low-life scenes, Ceruti also produced portraits of the local nobility and bourgeoisie of Brescia, where he settled in 1721.

The Bowes Museum

Barnard Castle


Date

18th C

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 55.9 x W 46.3 cm

Accession number

B.M.116

Acquisition method

bequeathed by the Founders, 1885

Work type

Painting


Tags

You can help us tag artworks on Tagger. The tags above come from the public, and also from an image recognition project run by the Visual Geometry Group, University of Oxford.

The Bowes Museum

Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8NP England

This venue is open to the public. Not all artworks are on display. If you want to see a particular artwork, please contact the venue.
View venue

Topics