Portrait Of A Lady With A Coral Necklace

Regular price £475.00

DESCRIPTION

A charming half-length French portrait of a young lady wearing a beautiful gown with a v-neck bodice.

Her hair is partially swept into side coils and styled with a centre-parting, which is a fashion synonymous with the mid-19th-century. It’s interesting to note that her ears are fully covered as this suggests that she’s probably more 1840s than 1850s.

Around her neck, she’s wearing a beaded necklace, perhaps comprising of coral beads, which is secured with a gilt clasp. Coral jewellery was popular during the mid-19th-century as many held the belief that it could protect the wearer from various illnesses. Even baby rattles and teething objects were made of coral, as families strived to keep their children healthy. Most of the pieces were created by the master-craftsman and carvers of the Naples region in Italy.

The portrait is housed within a high quality contemporary black frame with gold trim.

Medium
Oil on canvas
Size including frame
18⅓” x 14⅔” / 46.5cm x 37.5cm x 4cm
Year of creation
c. 1840 - c. 1860
Condition
Craquelure and minor losses around the periphery probably due to the previous frame. Two small scratches on the right-hand side.

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Framing

If the images display the artwork framed, then the frame is included in the price. For those that are unframed, we can handle the framing for you should you wish. We always try to source frames that are appropriate for the age of the painting but can also provide contemporary alternatives if you prefer. You only pay for the cost of the actual frame (usually £30 - £50) as we include the labour for free.