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ID number:  BIRBI-66.8
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Strozzi, Bernardo (1581-1644)
Title / Object name:  Head of an Old Woman
Object type:  Painting
Culture:  Italian
Date made:  about 1620/30
Materials:  Oil on canvas
Measurements:  48.3 x 38.8 cm
Provenance:  Purchased from the Hazlitt Gallery in 1966 for £2,000.

Strozzi was born in Genoa and remained there until moving permanently to Venice in 1631. The old woman seems to have been painted shortly before that move, at a time when the artist was under the influence of Rubens and Federico Barocci. The candour and individuality of the characterisation are unusual in Strozzi's work, where bust-length studies usually portray saints.

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Strozzi, Bernardo

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