Drawing, Personification of America, before 1720
Personification of America is part of a popular 18th-century series of allegorical depictions of the Four Continents (Africa, America, Asia, and Europe) by Rosalba Carriera. These suites were so in demand in the 18th century that at least five sets by Carriera are thought to reside in museum collections today. Her version of “America” repeats the traditional clichés of partial nudity and feathered ornamentation, and adds to them interpretations of New World weaponry, notably spears and arrows.
This object was donated by Estate of James Hazen Hyde.
Cite this object as
Drawing, Personification of America, before 1720; Rosalba Carriera (Italian, 1673–1757); Italy; pastel on paper mounted on canvas; 1960-1-7-d
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rebeca Méndez Selects.