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Title Veiled Lady
Artist Rossi, Pietro
Date 1882
Medium marble
Support marble base
Dimensions 28 3/8 x 20 1/2 inches
42 1/2 x 39 x 18 1/8 inches (base)
Signature Pietro Rossi, Fecit, 1882
Signature Location verso
Inscription XVII
Inscription Location verso
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Julian Mitchell
Accession Number 1910.011.0001
Collection Sculpture
Description The exquisite beauty of the "Veiled Lady" is heightened by the fact that so little is known about it. The artist Pietro Rossi was obviously very skilled, but the only information that has been uncovered is a connection to the Italian city of Novara, north of Milan, where he participated in an exhibition in 1856. The Veiled Lady illustrates a theme which was very popular in the second half of the nineteenth century: the illusion of the diaphanous drapery. Since it was given to the museum in 1910, it has become one of the most beloved and well-known pieces in the collection.
Subjects Figure
Veils
Sculpture
Marble
Clothing & dress
woman