(b. 1675, Venezia, d. 1757, Venezia)
Pastel on blue paper, 31 x 25 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice
In this painting, which was made by the artist a few years before she fell victim to "a total loss of reason", Carriera's face appears pained and tired, almost foreshadowing the real blindness that would afflict the painter .