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