Rosina Ferrara

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Rosina Ferrara

  • Birth 1861
  • Death 1934
  • Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown, Specifically: Cremated after her death
  • Memorial ID 17726634

Here's a biography of Rosina Ferrara Barse I'd like to share from my website:

From Rosina's Vision:
"Miss Rosina Ferrara was born in Anacapri, on the island of Capri in 1861. She was the daughter of Bartolomeo Ferrara. Her mother was the descendant of the 16th Century pirate, Barbarossa Her parents were poor, yet have gaiety in their lives. Rosina had a sister who was as beautiful as she, yet was doomed to live an obscure life.

During the 1870's, Rosina was the subject for various artists who visited the Island of Capri. English artist Frank Hyde, first used Rosina as a model for his Capri paintings. Rosina was a very handsome girl with frizzled hair and nut-brown complexion of an Arab.

Rosina has been a muse to various late 19th-century painters. American expatriate painter John Singer Sargent has been captivated by Rosina's exotic appearance. At least 15 drawings, paintings and sketches of her had been produced by Mr. Sargent during his stay in Capri in 1878.

She had a child in 1883. Her name is Maria Carlotta. Then in 1891, she married American artist George Randolph Barse in Rome. The following year, they move to Westchester County, N.Y., where they lived for the rest of their lives until 1934, Mrs. Barse(nee Rosina Ferrara)died in Flatbush, N.Y. Mr. Barse never recovered from his wife's death. In 1938, Mr. Barse commited suicide in his garage at his home in Westchester County, N.Y.

It's a love story like no other."


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  • Created by: La Reyna
  • Added: 28 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17726634
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rosina Ferrara (1861–1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17726634, ; Maintained by La Reyna (contributor 46618294) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown, who reports a Cremated after her death.