Stanzione’s “Woman in Neapolitan Costume”

Massimo Stanzione [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Massimo Stanzione, “Woman in Neapolitan Costume” (1635)

I found this painting on Wikimedia Commons today and just loved it.

There are many chicken-themed paintings that I enjoy.  I’m pinning some of them on my Chicken Art Pinterest board today, but she was my favorite!  I hope you had a beautiful Monday.

8 thoughts on “Stanzione’s “Woman in Neapolitan Costume”

  1. Great painting! I love old paintings…I use them a lot in my genealogy history studies. Since they didn’t have photographs back then, it’s nice to put something visual into all the facts.

  2. That’s really neat! I never thought about that application, but I do enjoy explaining to my students that there are no pictures, only paintings, of Shakespeare, and that people didn’t smile in early photographs because portraiture traditionally took way too long to hold a smile! 🙂 I love old paintings, too.

  3. I’ve only seen a couple photos of you, but I’m thinking if you curled your hair and obtained this Neapolitan costume, you could step right into this painting! Maybe a darker Basque to take with you……: )

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