Il Pappagallo

Object Number: 
ca. 1841
Oil on canvas
Overall: 29 1/2 x 24 in. ( 74.9 x 61 cm )
Gallery Label: 
This study was painted from a model in Rome and was called Girl with a Parrot. The artist regarded Il Pappagallo as one of his major works.
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Credit Line: 
Gift of the Durand family
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group