Woman Holding Flowers

All Titles

  • Woman Holding Flowers
  • Dama col mazzolino
  • View: Overall view from the right

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Title

Woman Holding Flowers
Dama col mazzolino
View: Overall view from the right

Subject

plants; botanical; portrait; Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519

Description

The marble Woman Holding Flowers (Florence, Bargello) is almost unanimously recognized as an authentic Verrocchio from the late 1470s. Its format, a half-figure bust, including arms and hands, was unusual at that date and recalls that of a specific type of antique statue used to depict Roman officials. It enabled the artist to endow his subject with a regal stance and demeanour and to show aristocratic hands with long, elegant fingers. Of special note is the hair with its side-curled ends, the faint trace of a smile and the finely detailed clinging dress, tied at the waist. [Leonardo da Vinci was present in Verrocchio's workshop at this time, although there is no evidence he worked on this sculpture. Some have seen a resemblance to Leonardo's Ginevra de' Benci and have posited that this portrait is also of Ginevra.]

Creator

Andrea del Verrocchio (Italian sculptor, 1435-1488)

Source

Description: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/

Date

ca. 1475-1480 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

William Fredlund

Format

marble
610 mm (height)

Type

sculpture (visual work)

Identifier

leon037x.jpg

Coverage

Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Florence, Tuscany, Italy) n. Inv. 115 S; Via del Proconsolo 4
Renaissance

Files

Citation

Andrea del Verrocchio (Italian sculptor, 1435-1488), “Woman Holding Flowers,” Institute Images Online, accessed December 16, 2017, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2879.

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