Lucrezia Scarfaglia (attributed)
Lucrezia Scarfaglia (active in Bologna in the second half of the seventeenth century), Allegory of Painting, oil on canvas, cm 93X125
Lucrezia Scarfaglia was trained in the workshop of Elisabetta Sirani and her only known painting is a self-portrait preserved in the Pallavicini Gallery in Rome, whose face is closely related to that of the painting in question. Active during the second half of the seventeenth century, Scarfaglia is part of that cenacle of women artists who continued their style after Elisabeth’s death, devoting themselves mainly to devotional painting (see L. Crespi, ‘Felsina painter, vine de’ painters Bologna, Bologna 1769, III, pp. 119).