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Artist Vernet, Horace
Title Portrait of the Marchesa Cunegonda Misciattelli with Her Infant Son and His Nurse
Date 1830
Year Range from 1830
Year Range to 1830
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions H-52 W-40.6 inches
Credit line Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation
ID# 1961.013.027
Object Name Painting
Provenance Marchesa Cunegonda Cocchi Misciattelli [d. 1842], Rome; Marchesa Colocci Vespucci Honorati, Rome. Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi [1878-1955] Rome-Florence; sold to Samuel H. Kress [1863-1955] on 1 June 1936; gift to the University of Arizona Museum of Art in 1961.

PSPC 1983: Marchesa Cunegonda Misciattelli; Marchesa Colocci Vespucci Honorati, Rome; Contini Bonacossi, Florence; Kress acquisition 1936; UAMA since 1951.
Bibliography K-1035 Durande, A. "Joseph, Carle, et Horace Vernet," 1863. Dayot, Armand. "Les Vernets," Paris, 1898. Silvestre, Theophile. "Histoire des Artistes Vivants," Paris, 1855(?), pages 1-52, 328. Certificates in Kress Archives by William Suida (Apr 1936), Adolfo Venturi (Apr 19, 1936), G. Fiocco, F.F. Mason Perkins and Raimond van Marle. "Twenty-five Paintings from the Collection of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation at the University of Arizona," Tucson, 1951, no. 24, illus. "The Samuel H. Kress Collection at the University of Arizona," Tucson, 1957, no. 24, illus. Eisler, Colin T. "Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools excluding Italian," Oxford, 1977, ES, K1035, pages 380-81, fig. 339. Ishikawa, Chiyo, Lynn Federle Orr, George T.M. Shackelford, and David Steel. "A Gift to America, Masterpieces of European Painting from the Samuel H. Kress Collection," North Carolina Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Seattle Art Museum, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1994, color illus, page 284. Tardy, M. Eugene. "Facial Aesthetic Surgery," Mosby-Year Book, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, June 1994, color. Siegfried, Susan, ed. Daniel Harkett & Katie Hornstein, "Vernet’s Ladies: The Romantic Portrait Image,” in Horace Vernet and the Thresholds of Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture," University Press of New England, 2016
Exhibitions History "A Gift to America, Masterpieces of European Painting from the Samuel H. Kress Collection," Chiyo Ishikawa, Lynn Federle Orr, George T.M. Shackelford, and David Steel with essays by Marilyn Perry and Edgar Peters Bowron, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., NY, in association with the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, Feb 5-Apr 24, 1994; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX May 22-Aug 14, 1994; The Seattle Art Museum, WA, Sept 15-Nov 20, 1994; and The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA, Dec 17-Mar 4, 1995.
"Bouquets To Art," UAMA, March 30- April 2, 2006.
Subjects Infants
Nurses
Mothers
Mothers & children
Portrait paintings
Representational
Oil painting
Academic Painting
Figures
Women
Babies
Portraits
Pianos
Playing (instruments)