Portrait Of A Young Lady Praying

Portrait Of A Young Lady Praying

A sensitive portrait of a beautiful young lady praying with her head tilted upwards. Red hair tumbles down her back as her eyes look hopefully on. It’s been created with a great deal of skill particularly around the face and the handling of the skin.

It reminds us of the work of French painter Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905) who often painted evocative depictions of nude females. Many of these had red hair, which perhaps indicates his fondness for the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood.

Oil on canvas
Overall size
11” x 16¼” / 28cm x 41cm
Year of creation
c. 1880
Craquelure throughout and several small areas of paint loss.

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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