The sitter, Aurelia, was a noted model in Rome who was nicknamed 'La Cornacchia' (The Crow). On the reverse of the picture is another oil sketch of the same model in a different pose.

This picture was probably sold by Mancini directly to Hugh Lane around 1907.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1852 - 1930
Full title
Aurelia
Date made
about 1906
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
94 x 59.7 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number
NG3258
Location in Gallery