A Greek Captive

This work is typical of the artist's genre paintings of children. The sitter was an Italian girl, Maria Pasqua Abruzzesi (1856 - 1939), who was taken by her father to Paris in 1862. Famous for her beauty, she enjoyed great success as a child model, and also posed for the artists Hébert and Bonnat.

Key facts

Artist dates
1829 - 1901
Full title
A Greek Captive
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
92.1 × 73 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
On loan from Tate: Bequeathed by C. Fraser 1868
Inventory number
Location in Gallery