Anna Kleinman Research Files on Rosalba Carriera
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The collection consists of typescript photocopies of English translations of the correspondence and diary of Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757). Originally in French and Italian, the documents were translated by Anna Kleinman. The text contains explanatory footnotes, some translated from other sources, some added by Kleinman. Also included are biographical sketches of correspondents and microfilm of the original diary and letters from the Biblioteca Laurenziana in Florence.
- Kleinman, Anna (Person)
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Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757), a prominent Italian portrait artist, began her career painting miniatures on ivory for the lids of snuff boxes. She turned to portrait painting and became known for her exclusive use of pastels. Carriera was elected to the Academy of St. Luke in Rome, the Academy of Bologna, and the Florence Academy in 1705. Her work was in high demand, and she obtained commissions for hundreds of portraits of royalty, nobility, and diplomats in the courts of Italy, France, and Poland during the course of her career.
1.0 Linear feet (2 boxes)
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Typescript photocopies of the English translations of the correspondence and diary of Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757), prominent Italian portrait artist. Originally in French and Italian, the documents were translated by Anna Kleinman. Collection also includes explanatory footnotes, biographical sketches of correspondents, and microfilm of the original documents.
Materials were kept in their original order.
Gift of Anna Kleinman, 1989.
Arranged and described by Susan Chore, 2001 and Shannon Yule, 2009.
- Finding Aid for the Anna Kleinman Research Files on Rosalba Carriera MS.009
- Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Shannon Yule
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