Jan-Baptist De Weert, Portrait Of A Lady

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A fine 19th century Flemish portrait by Jan-Baptist De Weert (1829—1884). De Weert was primarily a portrait painter that studied at the Royal Academy in Antwerp and later became the director of the drawing academy in Lier.

In this particular work, he’s captured the details of the subject so well. From the semi-transparent exquisite lacework, through to the stones set within her ornate gold jewellery. And if you look closely at her eyes, you’ll notice that they’re comprised of several layers, each with their own intelligent treatment of light.

A beautiful antique portrait with presence.

Medium Oil on canvas
Size including frame 32⅓” x 27½” / 82cm x 70cm
Year of creation c. 1850 - c. 1880
Condition Overall, good. Some minor losses around the edges and one patched repair.