Portrait Of A Young Continental Lady

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A fine late 19th-century bust-length portrait of a young lady dressed in a black bodice (or dress). It’s a shame that the artist’s details are unknown as it’s clearly painted by a skilful hand.

Note how the subject’s outline gently fades into its background, giving emphasis to the young lady’s face. While her smile is so subtle, it’s almost imperceptible.

Oil on canvas
Size including frame
26” x 22¾” / 66cm x 58cm
Year of creation
c. 1890
Artwork in very good condition with no issues. Frame with several missing pieces.