About this artwork

The young woman wears a laurel wreath, the traditional attribute of Poetry. She is almost identical to the figure representing Poetry in Furini’s huge fresco of the Platonic Academy in the Sala degli Argenti, Palazzo Pitti, Florence, painted between 1639 and 1642.

  • title:
    Personification of Poetry
  • accession number:
    NG 31
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  • materials:
    Oil on paper laid on panel
  • date created:
    About 1633
  • measurements:
    41.40 x 34.50 cm (framed: 80.00 x 72.50 x 12.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased by the RI 1831; transferred 1859