[Clarissa Strozzi]Filia Roberti Strozzi nobilis Florentini. Vid. Epist. P. Aretini. 21.
E Tabula in Aedibus Ducis Strozzi Romae asservata.
Engraving with small margins, platemark 312 x 254mm (12¼ x 10"). Glued to backing sheet.
Portrait of Clarice Strozzi (1540-1581), part of the great Florentine Strozzi family, standing next to a table upon which sits a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, to whom she is giving a biscuit. After the painting by Titian (Berlin, Gemäldegalerie) which is acknowledged as a landmark in the portrayal of children in art. During the Renaissance, child portraiture was uncommon, although it was later popularised by Rubens and van Dyck. From "Schola Italica Picturae sive Selectae Quaedam Summorum e Schola Italica Pictorum Tabulae Aere Incisae Cura et Impensis Gavini Hamilton Pictoris", a series of forty plates.
see Von Luba Freedman, 'Titian's Portrait of Clarissa Strozzi: the State Portrait of a Child', Jahrbuch der Berliner Museen, 1989, pp.165-80.
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