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Investigating our mystery painting

Hear from AGO Curators of European Art as they peel back the layers of Portrait of a Lady Holding an Orange Blossom.

Portrait of a Lady Holding an Orange Blossom

Unknown, European. Portrait of a Lady Holding an Orange Blossom, mid-18th century. Oil on canvas. Overall: 80 × 56.2 cm. Purchase, with funds from the European Curatorial Committee, 2020. 2019/2437

Adam Levine, AGO’s Assistant Curator, European Art and Monique Johnson, AGO’s Interim Assistant Curator, European Art share some notes from their current research project in the latest edition of #AGOfromHome. In the weeks to come, Levine and Johnson will share what they’re learning about the AGO’s latest acquisition, Portrait of a Lady Holding an Orange Blossom.

Listen to Levine and Johnson discuss their research process and the different questions they hope to answer about this mysterious portrait. An audio transcript is available in the YouTube link.

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