Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot
Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot

ROSALBA CARRIERA (1675-1757)

Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot

1600 to 1800 Italy

Offered by Finch & Co

Price Upon Request
Request Information Call Dealer
Favourite Item
The Venetian Artist Rosalba Giovanna Carriera’s Turned Ivory Paint Palette Pot the top unscrewing to reveal Twelve Petal Edged Palettes another compartment to the Bulb shaped Base which held a 19th century Letter detailing the Provenance
The letter now housed in a custom made wallet
Late 17th to Early 18th Century

Size: 16cm high, 10cm dia. - 6¼ ins high, 4 ins dia.
3.7cm dia. 1½ ins dia. (each palettes)
Provenance:
The letter found in the base states ‘This pallet box originally the property of Rosalba Carriera a celebrated Italian painter was by her presented to her pupil Miss Gavin by whom it was given in the year 1796 to Mary Sutherland
This beautiful antique specimen of rose engine turning must therefore have weathered the chances of 200 years’ It is signed ‘A.R. Sutherland’ and dated ‘Craigdhu Nov′ 13th 1858’
To the reverse is written:
‘Here raried tints - their memory lingers
mingled by talents fairy fingers
once pictured o’er the glowing page
the beauties of a former age
Rosalba here her pigments spread
They live, while she sleeps mid the dead
With her have fled the magic hues
Which now their charmed powers refuse
Thou rest - nor let my brush profane
Where traces of her art remain’
This is signed ‘G.M. Sutherland’ dated ‘Nov 13th 1868’
Given by Rosalba Carriera to her pupil Miss Gavin who in 1796 gave it to Mary Sutherland
Thence by descent to A.R. Sutherland and to G.M. Sutherland both of Craigdhu Dunfermline, Scotland
Ex Private collection of Eila Grahame (1935 - 2009) proud descendant of the Grahame’s of Duntrune and Claver House
Rosalba Carriera (1673 - 1757) was born in Venice into a modest family and was most probably self taught. She became internationally celebrated and praised for her talent as a pastel portraitist. She also painted portrait miniatures often portraying foreign visitors to Venice. In 1705 she was elected a member of the Academia di San Luca, the artists academy in Rome. In 1720 she was at the French court in Paris where she painted Louis XV as a boy. Whilst there she was elected a member of the French Royal Academy for Painting and Sculpture. One of her most ardent admirers was Frederick Augustus II, Elector of Saxony, who filled one of the rooms of his palace in Dresden with more than 100 of her pastels. This paint palette pot is typical of the work produced in turned ivory in late 17th century - early 18th century Dresden and was very probably acquired by, or given to her whilst she was there.
Rosalba was in the vanguard of female artists during the early 18th century and her mastery of working in pastels helped transform the medium into a serious and highly regarded art form. Her portraits were often commissioned by the newly rich, as well as the European nobility, as a visible symbol of their wealth. Eager to affirm their elevated social status sitters were depicted in the latest fashion wearing sumptuous outfits. With its unique texture and luminosity, pastel was the most suited medium to capture the sitters evanescent expressions and the richness of their silk and velvet attire. For both the artist and the sitter pastel painting offered practical advantages over oil as it required fewer sittings because it did not need to dry between sessions. Ready made pastel sticks were also easily portable and cost much less than oils. Carriera’s ability to smooth and blend the hues in her portraits influenced a whole generation of British pastelists among them John Russel, who trained with Francis Coles who wrote ‘Elements of Painting with Crayons’ (1772), one of the earliest English treatises on the pastel technique.
Tragically in 1745 Rosalba Carriera began to loose her eyesight and by 1749 she had became permanently blind and was no longer able to work.

Medium
Ivory
Finch & Co

Finch & Co
Suite No 744
2 Old Brompton Road
London
SW7 3DQ
England

+44 (0) 207 689 7500
+44 (0)7836 684133
Favourite Dealer
Request Dealer Alerts
Opening Hours
Contacts
Member Since 2006
Members of
View Full Details