The Work

This portrait shows a lady whose identity is unknown to us. She is a noblewoman of the contemporary era, because of her silk dress and the pearls on one shoulder, but she may be shown as the goddess Flora. Her dark hair and eyes contrast with the luminous whiteness of her skin. There is an abundance of flowers in the painting, in her hair and in a garland that she holds in her right hand. Her left hand holds a rose that seems to have been plucked from the rosebush to her left.

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