Luciano Borzone (attribuito a) - inv. 296

Titolo: 
Portrait of a Woman
Numero di Inventario: 
296
Tipologia: 
paintings
Collezione: 

Painting

Classe iconografica: 
Portrait
Parole chiave soggetto: 
portrait of a woman
Motivo attribuzione: 
bibliography
Autore, ambito, luogo di produzione: 
Attributed to Luciano Borzone (1590-1645)
Specifiche attribuzione: 
attributed to
Ambito e luogo di produzione: 
Genova
Liguria
Italy
Periodo: 
1600
Datazione specifica: 
1600-1610
Pubblicazione: 
Si
Libri correlati: 
Materia e Tecnica: 
oil on canvas
Data di Ingresso: 
1893
Tipo di acquisizione: 
acquisition
Tipo di collocazione: 
on display
Collocazione: 
Lace Room

The woman is wearing a black dress with a large white lace ruff. A valuable pearl necklace is pinned to her chest, ending on one side with a crucifix and a medal and on the other with a coat of arms. Her identity is unknown; the portrait is probably part of a larger composition.
The arrangement and the use of light are similar to those seen in portraits painted by Rubens in Genoa, during his stay there at the beginning of the seventeenth century (1604-1606). Thanks to these characteristics, together with the simplified modelling and the way in which the illuminated parts of the face have been painted, the work has been attributed to the Genoese painter Luciano Borzone, an artist still little known although numerous portraits by him are mentioned in various documents.

M.S.
H.G.