Two years before his death Amedeo painted a portrait of his 21-year-old Jeanne. He had lived together with this fair-skinned, auburn-haired young artist since 1916. Jeanne's portrait with a big straw hat is considered the most beautiful of the sixteen portraits Amedeo painted of her. With his typical use of colours, inspired by Byzantine art, he paints a modest, friendly Jeanne in geometric forms.The portrait is painted in the year that Jeanne becomes pregnant with their daughter Giovanna. Two years later she becomes pregnant again but ends her own life the day after Amedeo dies.