Listening to Art

03.03: Giovanni Boldini, Ritratto della Marchesa Casati con Piume di Pavone

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Listening to Art, by William Denton.

Volume three, number three: Ritratto della Marchesa Casati con Piume di Pavone by Giovanni Boldini.

Hello, and welcome to Listening to Art. I’m William Denton.

In the previous issue we listened to Augustus John’s 1919 portrait of the Marchesa Casati. Now we will listen to an earlier portrait, dated 1911–1913, by Casati’s fellow Italian Giovanni Boldini. This is the second of two that he did of her. The title translates as Portrait of the Marchesa Casati with Peacock Feathers.

This is a painting, oil on canvas; the dimensions were not given but I estimate it is about 175 cm wide by about 125 cm high.

Now let’s listen to Ritratto della Marchesa Casati con Piume di Pavone by Giovanni Boldini, recorded at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, in Rome, on 01 June 2018.

That was Ritratto della Marchesa Casati con Piume di Pavone by Giovanni Boldini. I hope you enjoyed listening to it as much as I did.

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Bibliography

All web sites accessed as of 13 June 2018.

  • Wikipedia contributors. Giovanni Boldini. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.
  • Wikipedia contributors. Luisa Casati. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.