“Una bella donna non si cura neppure degli dei.”

Orazio

Claude Deruet

(Nancy 1588 – ivi 1660)

Portrait of Anne of Austria

Oil on panel

Cm 33 x 25

The simplicity of the composition, which recalls those of official portraits, is enriched by the elegance of the disegno and by the colours used which, combined with the many decorative details of the gown worn by the subject, clearly reveal how much this powerful portrait of Anne of Austria owes to the great portrait tradition of the sixteenth century.