Rosalba Carriera
(Italian, 1675 - 1757)
by Rosalba Carriera
This person is associated with: Rococo

Venetian Rococo painter (Venice, 12 January 1675 - Venice, 15 April 1757). She may have learned painting with Giuseppe Diamantini.

She started to paint miniatures but later switched to pastels, with which she had a tremendous success. Indeed, her works were highly sought after and became as important as Canaletto's vedute for tourists. Hundreds of her flattering portraits were also done during her trips in Austria, France or Poland; King Augustus III of Saxony-Poland was particularly fond of her works and collected 150 of them. The Dresden Gemäldegalerie therefore owns the best collection of her pictures, although the major part of Augustus III's collection was dispersed after his death.

Rosalba notably made a triumphal journey to Paris in 1720. Her pastels were so popular that many French painters converted to this medium and followed her style, such as Quentin de la Tour and Perronneau.

Her career ended in 1746 after she became blind.

She was admitted in the French Academy during her stay in Paris in 1720, but she never really seated.

She was the sister-in-law of Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini, another Venetian Rococo painter.

Contributors:   Josselin, rocsdad, Willem Hemmen
Name:Rosalba Carriera
Dates:1675 - 1757
Self Portraits
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Top owners of works by this artist
Private collection29 artworks
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister - Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden(Germany - Dresden)23 artworks
The State Hermitage Museum - St Petersburg(Russian Federation - St. Petersburg)14 artworks
Royal Collection Trust (UK) - Buckingham Palace(United Kingdom - London)6 artworks
Galleria dell Accademia - Venice(Italy - Venice)6 artworks
Musée du Louvre(France - Paris)5 artworks
Galleria degli Uffizi(Italy - Florence)4 artworks
Royal Collection Trust (UK) - Windsor Castle(United Kingdom - London)4 artworks
National Gallery of Ireland(Ireland - Dublin)4 artworks
Cleveland Museum of Art(United States - Cleveland, Ohio)3 artworks
Ca' Rezzonico - Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia(Italy - Venice)3 artworks

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This person died over 70 years ago (in 1757).

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