Fine Art/Oil on canvas
Nicola wrote at 2014-02-15 23:28:55
your post is quite old but i hope my answer to it will be late but helpful.
I am a Rosalba Carriera lover and have been studying her works for years. I have clearly recognised your painting as the portrait of Faustina Bordoni, a venetian opera singer portrayed seral times by Rosalba.
I would say that your version is an after for a specific reason: Rosalba Carriera was a pastellist, we have no proof of Rosalba ever using oil as a medium. There is only one oil painting attributed to her, a portrait of the venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo, which is anyway still very discussed.
Also, one of Rrosalba`s "marks" is the light point on the eyes of the sitter, which makes her portraits look alive. Tje secret of Rosalba`s portraits lays on the eyes and that penetrating glaze.
Anyway, your portrait is still very beautiful and fascinating, and would be very happy to see it hanging in my home.