Study of a Girl in Red

Artist: Benedetto Luti (Italian, Florence 1666–1724 Rome)

Date: 1717

Medium: Pastel and chalk on blue laid paper, laid down on paste paper

Dimensions: 16 1/2 x 13 3/8 in. (41.9 x 34 cm)

Classification: Pastels & Oil Sketches on Paper

Credit Line: Gwynne Andrews Fund, 2007

Accession Number: 2007.361


The sultry young model holds a picture or a mirror. This pastel and that of the boy in a blue jacket form a contrasting pair that always must have been together. Each is inscribed by the artist and dated 1717 on the reverse.