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Bruna Sevini and Whistler's Mother
Greater Lafayette Art Museum, Lafayette, Indiana. Accession Number 1984.18. Anonymous Gift.
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Vermeer,A Lady Writing, c. 1665, National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Whistler, Whistler's Mother: Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1, 1871, Musee d'Orsay, Paris.
The Photolithograph, 1979, has the title Bruna Sevini and Whistler's Mother
Bruna Sevini in the 1970s was employed at the American Embassy in Rome to read Italian newspapers and publications, from which she would select articles that she translated into English for the Ambassador to read, and for distribution to relevant Embassy staff members. When Bruna looked up from her desk as George Deem entered her office at the Embassy, he would see both Bruna Sevini sitting at her desk and the woman at her writing table in Vermeer’s painting, A Lady Writing. Like George Deem, Bruna Sevini had a sense of past time as persistent present reality, and they were good friends. (Ronald Vance, 2015).
Bruna Sevini says she is the only Sevini in Rome. I told her I am the only Deem in New York.
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1977 Allan Stone has following paintings Bruna Sevini 1976 (from a handwritten list of 100 works)
Allan Stone Gallery, New York