Margherita di Prato (Meadow Daisy)

Maria Cassavetti Zambaco (1843-1914)


Alloy metal

120 mm

"Zambaco's work is seen to the full in this romantically titled portrait of a woman with flowers entwined in her hair" (Attwood 1893). [Commentary continues below.]

Collection: British Museum (ref. 1887,0209.2)

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Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee