(b. 1609, San Giovanni Bianco, nr Bergamo, d. 1670, Bergamo)

Lady with a Handkerchief

c. 1640
Oil on canvas
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

In the 1640s, the Lombard tradition of the unadorned rendering of painstakingly observed facts was kept alive in Bergamo rather than Milan. These qualities are apparentin Carlo Ceresa's portraits, painted in an austere 'Spanish taste.'

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.