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jpg: Gabriella Alu'
Donna Franca Florio
From: Gabriella Alu'
. . notice how you can
see, in the photo of this painting [at left], Franca Florio's skirt
is longer than in the other portrait [in color] and the dress is not the
same, it seems to me. This is because this is the second version of the
portrait. As a matter of fact, Ignazio Florio (Franca's husband)
considered the first portrait too sensual and provocative and he
wanted that Boldini make the skirt longer..
(Editor's Note - I wonder if the image in the photo is flipped when it went to print in the book -- meaning, I wonder if in the black and white image she is suppose to be looking over her right shoulder like the other painting?)
By: Natasha Wallace
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