Nicolaas Pieneman, Hand Study

Nicolaas Pieneman, Hand Study

An intriguing hand study of a lady holding a book by Dutch artist, Nicolaas Pieneman. It's probably after a 17th-century portrait so perhaps it’s a copy of an Old Master. It’s tricky to track down the original painting but the long fingers are a little reminiscent of Van Dyck.

The portrait is signed on the book and housed within a later frame.

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Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 21½” x 17” / 54cm x 44cm
Year of creation: c. 1850
Condition: Areas of craquelure but the paint is stable. Frame with a little wear. Otherwise very presentable.

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