19th-Century French School Portrait Of A Woman In Profile

19th-Century French School Portrait Of A Woman In Profile

A mid-19th-century French portrait of a woman in profile looking upwards. Her hair is styled into a bun and covers her ears, as per the fashion of the 1840s/50s.

What do you make of her expression? Could there be a glint in her eye and perhaps a little mischief?

The portrait is housed within a 19th-century gilded frame with decorative inner and outer borders.

Oil on canvas
Overall size 
14” x 16” / 35cm x 41cm
Year of creation
c. 1850
Areas of craquelure and a small dent in the upper left but otherwise fine. Canvas relined. Frame with some age-related wear.

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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