Artist DetailsName: Pietro Rossi
Birth: active as early as1856 Death: active as late as 1882
Artwork DetailsDate of Work: 1882
Period: 19th Century
Medium: marble on marble base
Dimensions: 28 3/8 x 20 1/2 inches base: 42 1/2 x 39 x 18 1/8 inches
Credit: Gift of Mrs. Julian Mitchell
The exquisite beauty of the Veiled Lady is heightened by the fact that so little is known about it. The artist Pietro Rossi was obviously very skilled, but the only information that has been uncovered is a connection to the Italian city of Novara, north of Milan, where he participated in an exhibition in 1856. The Veiled Lady illustrates a theme which was very popular in the second half of the nineteenth century: the illusion of the diaphanous drapery. Since it was given to the museum in 1910, it has become one of most beloved and well-known pieces in the collection.