Duchessa di Montejasi with Her Daughters

Duchessa di Montejasi with Her Daughters, Elena and Camilla, about 1876
Edgar Degas, French, 1834–1917
Oil on canvas, 66 x 97.8 cm (26 x 38 1/2 in.)
Boston Museum of Fine Arts #2003.250
"This is Dega's last great family portrait, painted as a gift to its sitter, Stéphanie Carafa, Marchesa di Cicerale, Duchessa di Montejasi--known to the artist more simply as Aunt Fanny. Portrayed without flattery, the Duchessa here assumes a static, frontal pose in marked contrast to her daughters at left, whose sense of movement Degas converyed by first painting and then partially wiping them away.."(From the info card)

"The portrayal of the artist's Aunt Fanny is without flattery, delicately balanced between austerity and empathy. " (From Museum website)