Portrait of a girl in Italian national dress , called by the author "Mariuccia", was executed ca. in 1870s. Due to our reseach the manner of this portrait, his motive and time of creation are very close to similar works by Russian portrait and historical painter Konstantin Makovsky (1839 - 1915). Perhaps this painting was created by the artist during his short trip to Italy in 1872 (see for comparison our addtional photo with the Makovsky´s painting "Italian boy", also dated 1872 year).Konstantin Yegorovich Makovsky (Russian: Konstantin Makovsky (1839 - 1915 ) was an influential Russian painter, affiliated with the "Peredvizhniki (Wanderers)". Many of his historical paintings, such as The Russian Bride´s Attire ( 1889 ), showed an idealized view of Russian life of prior centuries. He is often considered a representative of a Salon art.
For full biography of the artist see wikipedia under following link:
Literature : in Russian: " Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky" by E. V.Nesterova, St.Petersburg, 2003; Solovjev V.D."Russian Painters of 18-20 centuries"(in russian), Moscow, 2005; in German: Thhieme/Becker "Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon", Leipzig, 1999.
Inscription: unsigned, author´s inscription with the name of the sitter: "Mariuccia".
Technique: oil on canvas. Original gilt wood frame.
Measurements: unframed w 26" x h 36 1/4" (66 x 92 cm), framed w 32 1/4" x h 42 1/2" (82 x 108 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.