18th-Century French School, Portrait Of A Lady In Blue

18th-Century French School, Portrait Of A Lady In Blue

A fine 18th-century portrait of a young lady in a blue dress with a white shawl. Her outfit aligns with the fashion of the 1770s, which was understated when compared to the extravagance of the Marie Antoinette era.

Her refined style is enhanced with a large diamond earring and a rose suggestively placed in the bosom. A rose is sometimes placed here to attract a potential suitor and suggest availability.

We particularly love her friendly, almost cheeky, expression.

The portrait is housed within a gilded frame.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 22” x 28” / 56cm x 72cm
Year of creation: c. 1770
Provenance: France
Condition: Areas of craquelure but the paint layer is stable. Canvas relined. Stretcher replaced. Frame with some age-related wear.

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