Rosalba Carriera
(Italian, 1675 - 1757)
Self-portrait Holding a Portrait of Her Sister
by Rosalba Carriera
This person is associated with: Rococo

Venetian Rococo painter. 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.

Name:Rosalba Carriera
Dates:1675 - 1757
Nationality:Italian
Sex:Female
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 - Saint Petersburg(Russian Federation - St. Petersburg)14 artworks
Galleria dell Accademia - Venice(Italy - Venice)6 artworks
Musée du Louvre(France - Paris)5 artworks
National Gallery of Ireland(Ireland - Dublin)4 artworks
Galleria degli Uffizi(Italy - Florence)4 artworks
Museum of Fine Arts - Boston(United States - Boston)3 artworks
Ca Rezzonico - Venice(Italy - Venice)3 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY(United States - New York)2 artworks
National Gallery of Art - Washington DC(United States - Washington)2 artworks

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