Matilde Malenchini portrait by Vincenzo Camuccini

On this day in history: painter Matilde Malenchini born

Born on 3rd December 1779 in Livorno, Tuscany, the accomplished painter Matilde Malenchini is celebrated for her depictions of church interiors. However, her artistic journey took a turn towards portrait painting later in life as a means of financial sustenance following the conclusion of her lengthy relationship with Belgian writer Louis de Potter.

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