Virginia da Vezzo
17.2 cm x 14.8 cm (6 3/4 in. x 5 13/16 in.)
(Abbeville, France, 1598 - 1688, Paris)
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Isidore Simkowitz in memory of Amy Cecelia Simkowitz-Rogers, 1998
The Da Vezzo family lived in Rome near the house that Mellan and the painter Simon Vouet, among other French artists, kept in Rome. Virginia became Vouet's pupil and, in the year of this portrait, his first wife.