Early 19th-Century French School Portrait Of A Lady in Pink

Early 19th-Century French School Portrait Of A Lady in Pink

A fine early 19th-century portrait of a lady wearing a beautiful pink dress, two pearl necklaces and earrings. Her hair is swept back into a large fashionable bun and her elegant attire fits the fashion-a-la-mode.

The artist has skillfully captured her expression - there’s the hint of a smile and a rouging of the cheeks. Her head is tilted and suggests movement, which brings a sense of vivacity to the piece.

The portrait is monogrammed 'PL' on the left and housed within a period frame that could be the original.

Oil on canvas
Overall size
10” x 12½” / 25cm x 32cm
Year of creation
c. 1810
Provenance France
Artwork in good condition. Craquelure in areas but the paint layer is stable. Frame a little chippy with losses to the gilding and plaster. If you would like the frame touched up, please just ask.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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