Italian Grand Tour Oil on Canvas Board, Pompeiian Portrait of Sappho
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Italian Grand Tour Oil on Canvas Board, Pompeiian Portrait of Sappho

DETAILS
After the antique, this painting is a portrait of a girl originally from a fresco from Pompeii (Circa 55-79 A.D.). She is thought to be a portrait of the poetess Sappho (Greek, 6th century B.C.). She holds wax tablets and looks thoughtfully at the viewer with a stylus against her lips.
STYLE
Pompeiian Revival | Classical Revival
FRAMING
Gilt oval ribbon tied frame
PLACE OF ORIGIN
Italy
MARKS
Unmarked
PERIOD
Late 19th century
DATE
Circa 1880-90
DIMENSIONS
Width 12.25 Depth 3.25 Height 17.5 inches
Sight: Width 7 Height 10 inches
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