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Name that Artist - painting in Galleria Borghese

Name that Artist - painting in Galleria Borghese

Jun 7th, 2007, 08:43 AM
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Name that Artist - painting in Galleria Borghese

When my husband and I were there we saw a painting of a young woman with dark hair. Here breasts were exposed and she had her hand sort of cupping her left side, I believe. I cannot recall the artist. The image was on the cover of a CD-ROM they sold in the museum store but they had no prints of it or postcards. You can see a tiny image of her on the website:
http://www.galleriaborghese.it/borghese/en/eantonel.htm

click on merchandising at the top, then go to page 3. If you look at the CDs and books clustered at the top left you will see her on the cover of one of them.

I would love to know the name of the artist.
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Jun 7th, 2007, 08:51 AM
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It's La Fornarina by Raphael; it's not in the Galleria Borghese but in the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Fornarina
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Jun 7th, 2007, 08:53 AM
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Zerlina is correct; the work is AKA Portrait of a Young Woman as I recall.
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Jun 7th, 2007, 08:54 AM
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I believe we saw it at the Borghese.
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Jun 7th, 2007, 08:59 AM
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I believe that you saw it on the cover of a CD or guide to the Palazzo Barberini, which is how the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica is more often known.
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Jun 7th, 2007, 09:11 AM
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There is one in the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, but there is a copy in the Galleria Borghese.
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Jun 7th, 2007, 09:26 AM
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There was a Raphael exhibition at the Galleria Borghese last year, from about May to August.

If the Galleria Borghese had a copy of La Fornarina, why would it have borrowed it from the Palazzo Barberini for the exhibition?

"From the Galleria di Palazzo Barberini is the Fornarina, a feminine icon which enjoys fame as great as that of Leonardo's Mona Lisa. Perhaps conceived as a wedding painting, this work (as is true of all the others) shows us an artist who was perfectly integrated in his environment and was capable of depicting the everyday society of his times in all of its many facets."
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Jun 7th, 2007, 09:56 AM
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When we saw the image on the CD cover, we specifically sought it out at the Borghese and unless I was dreaming..we saw it there.
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Jun 7th, 2007, 10:02 AM
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Sandi-
No, you're not dreaming!
See my post above, and

http://tinyurl.com/2p7clf

<<There are several old copies of this painting, the most famous in the Galleria Borghese.>>

That copy of the painting is there permanently, as far as I know.
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