FONTANA, Lavinia
(b. 1552, Bologna, d. 1614, Roma)

Portrait of Antonietta Gonzalez

Red and black pencil, brown ink on paper, 94 x 76 mm
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York

This drawing represents Antonietta (born c. 1588), the younger daughter of Pedro Gonzalez, the "hairy man from Munich." It belongs with eighteen other folios to an album dating from the end of the seventeenth century. It is very likely a preparatory sketch for the portrait, now in Blois.