(b Venice, 7 Oct. 1673; d Venice, 15 Apr. 1757). Venetian pastel portraitist, the sister-in-law of Pellegrini. She had a European reputation and made triumphant visits to Paris (1720–1) and Vienna (1730). Her success helped to popularize pastel: Maurice-Quentin de La Tour, for example, was converted to the medium through his admiration for her.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press) [edited]

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