SCHNORR VON CAROLSFELD, Julius
(b. 1794, Leipzig, d. 1872, Dresden)
Clara Bianca von Quandt1820
Oil on panel, 37 x 26 cm
This panel by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, the Nazarene painter, is based on Raphael's Portrait of Jeanne d'Aragon. It includes a pinch of earlier Netherlandish precisionism for good Gothic measure. No mere prop, the sitters lute was well played by Bianca.