Reproduction painting from Room 13 - Dining Room, Main Building Section, Pendle Hall. From right side wall near back corner. The original painting is 'Portrait of a Young Woman' or 'Antea', circa 1524-1527, painted by Italian artist Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, aka Francesco Mazzola), 1503-1540.
It was created by Felicity Clemons as part of a 40 project to create a grand fully-furnished Georgian style country dolls' house. The project began in the 1940s when Felicity's daughter, Antonia, was given a three-room dolls' house by her grandmother. Mrs Clemons was not happy with its scale or authenticity and so began a rebuilding project which resulted in a four storey grand house, now known as Pendle Hall. Although some items were purchased during shopping trips to Melbourne, the majority of furnishings were constructed by Felicity's own hands, using numerous reference books and magazines.
Colour picture made to resemble a painting in a gold frame. Image is of a woman. Hole at top and bottom of frame to mount on wood pins on wall of dining room in doll's house.
Cultural Gifts Donation from Murray, Alister & Joanna, 25 Mar 2010
Date of original artwork.
Type of item
70 (Width), 5 (Depth), 105 (Height)
70 mm (Length), 5 mm (Width), 105 mm (Height)
Measurement From Conservation.
Information on the original portrait from sources including [Link 1] accessed 22 Nov 2016.