European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Woman with an Album
Antonio Mancini, Italian, 1852 - 1930
Oil on canvas
2004-108-7Vance N. Jordan Collection, 2004
LabelMancini expanded his repertoire in the 1880s by portraying young females in domestic interiors that convey a sense of languid isolation and quiet contemplation. Over time his method of painting evolved onto new ground where the careful modeling of faces and hands typically contrasts with a loose, painterly handling of clothing and surroundings. Mancini viewed fabric, in particular, as a still-life element and treated it as an arena for displaying his skills as a flamboyant draftsman and colorist.
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