Attribué à Cristóbal Lozano ( ca. 1705-1776), peintre péruvien.
Doña Rosa Maŕia Salazar y Gabiño, Comtesse de Monteblanco et Montemar vers 1765-70
Huile sur toile
Painted in the Spanish colonial city of Lima, Peru, by its leading native artist, this portrait of Rosa Maŕia Salazar y Gabiño (1749-1810), a daughter of the count of Monteblanco, presents her in a corseted gown of rose-colored silk. The elaborate costume and jewelry signify her high social status (her father had become mayor of Lima in 1747), reflecting the transfer to the New World of the French –inspired taste of the Bourbon court in Madrid. The three yellow blossoms seen in the tiara, called ccantu, are the national symbol of Peru and reference to the region’s Inka past. The portrait likely commemorated the sitter’s marriage around this time.