(b. 1734, S Matteo della Decima, d. 1802, Bologna)

Portrait of a Young Woman

Oil on canvas, 51 x 40 cm
Private collection

This painting depicting a pensive young woman shows the characteristics of the artist's portraiture, influenced by Rosalba Carriera and Piazzetta. The portrait probably represents Anna, daughter of Carlo Berti, for whom Gandolfi painted a ceiling at some time in or after 1777 (the year when renovations on Berti's house were completed).