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’Una Ciociara’ – Portrait of a Roman Country Girl
  • ’Una Ciociara’ – Portrait of a Roman Country Girl

    Title’Una Ciociara’ – Portrait of a Roman Country Girl
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 52 x 46,5 cm
    Frame: (h x b) 65 x 59,5 cm
  • DatingMade 1816
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Danish, born 1783, dead 1853
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 7334
  • AcquisitionPurchase 2016 Wiros Fund
  • Collection Mode och dräkterNytt i samlingarna
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    Studies of individual Roman models in traditional dress could later be included in larger works. They were also often paintings in their own right, as is the case with Eckersberg’s study of a woman from the area of Ciociaria south of Rome. The composition and the explicit three dimensionality reflects contemporary admiration of Raphael, but the ethnographic details were also important. In January 1816 the artist noted that he had rented a costume for two weeks for “Una Ciociara”.