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A Girl of Ariccia (after F. X. Winterhalter)
  • Hermann Winterhalter (1808 - 1891)
  • After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805 - 1875)
  • A Girl of Ariccia (after F. X. Winterhalter)
  • France
  • c.1837-1840
  • Painting
  • Watercolour with gum varnish on paper
  • Image size: 22.8 x 18.3 cm
  • Signature: 'H. Winterhalter.'
  • P669
  • Not on display
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  • A watercolour copy of an oil painting of 1838 by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (now in a private collection). Winterhalter’s painting was exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1838 where it was well received by the critics. It belongs to a tradition of painting scenes from Italian popular life which was widespread among northern artists in Italy in the early nineteenth century (cf. Papety, 'An Italian Peasant Girl', P567). The subject was formerly mistakenly identified as 'A Girl from Frascati'. Ariccia is about sixteen miles south-east of Rome.