Accusa segreta (1847-1848). Francesco Hayez (Italian, 1791-1882). Oil on canvas. Musei Civici, Pavia.
A young Venetian woman, in a black veil, crumples her dress, which is satin iridescent green with a generous neckline. She is tormented by a dual feeling of love and hatred of the lover who betrayed her. The pale face, expression contracted and tortured, reveals the inner drama that the woman is experiencing. She has read papers which accuse her lover, at the Court of the Inquisition, of conspiring against La Serenissima.
Photograph depicting a young woman in a black hat (veil raised) and a summer (white?), ca. 1915, dress standing on the balcony of a vine-covered building. Inscription on reverse, in pencil: “Mrs. Minton Talbot?”