19th Century German School, Portrait Of A Lady With A Bonnet

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A characterful portrait of a middle-aged lady wearing a blue dress and a fancy lace bonnet with a bow.

We love the way she’s peering to one side - perhaps a little awkwardly. She seems like quite a shy lady or maybe she’s just looking forward to wearing something more comfortable.

We’ve dated the portrait to around 1840 but it could be earlier.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 10” x 13” / 26cm x 33cm
Year of creation: c. 1840
Provenance: Germany
Condition: Extensive craquelure throughout and some minor losses. Scuffing around the periphery due to its previous frame.