Marchesa Elena Grimaldi Cattaneo
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The Widener Collection, 1942. The Genoese noblewoman is shown on the terrace of her palace. Her son's and daughter's portraits also hang in the gallery. The soaring columns and cloud-swept sky add a sense of height and dignity to the majestic figure. The brilliant red parasol relieves the otherwise sombre colour scheme. Van Dyck has immortalised the dignity and splendid scale of living of his patrons, such as in this portrait.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: 1623
Artist age:Approximately 24 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 243 cm (95.67 in.), Width: 139 cm (54.72 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member laure9 on 03 November 2008.
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