A Finely Painted 18th Century French Portrait Oil on Canvas of an Attractive Young Lady. A beautifully painted oil on canvas portrait of a very attractive young lady of means - the wife or daughter of a minor aristocrat or even a member of the royal household......... The sitter is unfortunately unknown to us.Exquisitely portrayed by an unknown artist of the highest calibre and in first class order throughout. Our lady here wears a black velvet cap with a fashionable feather detail and a silk'mini ruff' around her neck....... The feather hat fashion was widespread in this period but had been a fashion item for centuries - the'Plumassier' in France was the designer and retailer who promoted and encouraged this feather fetish which reached it's peak in Victorian times with huge constructions on ladies heads....
Here she wears the slightly more restrained'single plume'. She has chosen to display a length of pearls over her shoulder rather than the usual string around her neck. Almost certainly a Parisian lady painted by a very talented artist. A silk gown with slit sleeves demonstrating her awareness of the latest couture and of her wealth and status.. I would suggest the wife of a successful courtier possibly quite close to royal circles...In excellent condition with a perfectly stable paint surface... A mid 20th century reline and stretcher replacement with accompanying labels and notes the type of which are typically French in origin.
A super period portrait and ready to hang! Measurements including the frame 32.5" x 28". You will clearly be shown the entire work of art - front and back - and details of all of it's good and'bad' points. I will not be vague about age or provenance or any later work carried out.
ALL of my paintings are'ready to hang' and I will NEVER expect you to find a frame or carry out any restoration work yourself - this is MY job as a professional fine art dealer. I hope you will find something you like - please message me with questions - You will find me accommodating and friendly.Best wishes and thank you for looking. This is the exact cost to me. Some larger paintings can require a courier who will personally deliver to you... This may take a little longer to arrive. For international carriage costs please message me. The item "A STRIKING 18TH CENTURY FRENCH PORTRAIT PAINTING OF A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY" is in sale since Thursday, February 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "gregharpip" and is located in CALNE, Wiltshire. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, New Zealand, Norway, Mexico, Switzerland, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Bermuda.