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Title An English Beauty
Alternative Title My English Beauty
Collection Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington
Artist Andreotti, Federigo (Italian painter, 1847-1930)
Date Earliest probably about 1875
Date Latest probably about 1900
Signed yes
Description This painting is a quarter-length portrait of a young woman, dressed in sumptuous gold and purple dress, with a white lace mantilla over her head. There is a double string of pearls around her neck and her right hand is resting on her breast. The painting should not be interpreted as a specific portrait (although Andreotti may well have used a specific model), rather as an idealised type of Salon beauty; as implied in the title of the image.
Current Accession Number HAG:77
Former Accession Number 55
Inscription front ur 'F Andreotti'
Subject figure
Measurements 61.0 x 40.5 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Henry Parkinson (‘Accrington friend and well-wisher') via Councillor Watson 1909.
Publications Haworth Art Gallery Catalogue, from about 1925 - 1946, cat. no. 55, p. 11.

On back: typed label: '34. Prof. Frederigo Andreotti / ‘An English Beauty'. / Portrait of a pretty girl in yellow and pink dress, white Mantilla and Pearl necklace. / Signed. / 61 cm x 40.5 cm.'; marker pen: 'HAG 77'; marker pen: '34'; pencil: 'Bonhams 34'

Henry Parkinson (1855-1938) worked his entire life at the Victoria Mill, eventually rising to chairman of the board and also becoming chairman of the Blackpool Central Pier Co. He was active in technical education, and in 1918 founded the Accrington & District Historical Association. He was one of the most generous benefactors of the town, donating books, photographs, not to mention paintings, under the pseudonym ‘Accrington Friend and Well-Wisher.'

Rights Owner © Haworth Art Gallery
Author Malcolm Barclay



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