Boldini, Giovanni (jōvänˈnē bōldēˈnē) [key], 1842–1931, Italian portrait painter. Having worked in Florence and London, he reached his peak of creativity and success in Paris, painting romantic vignettes and portraits. His works are distinguished by the bravura of the brushwork. A portrait of Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough, with Lord Ivor Spencer-Churchill is in the Metropolitan Museum.
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