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18th-century American School Portrait Of A Lady In Profile


£1,695 | $2,257 USD | €1,921 EUR
Item Number: SA694490
Date of manufacture: 18th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Brave Fine Art
This antique has been viewed 15 times in the past month with the most views from France.


This beautiful 18th-century portrait depicts an elegant lady dressed in a low-necked gown with her hair tied up in a knot.
It dates to around 1765 when this simple style was common in the United States and England. In contrast to the flourishes of the French, the English style was practical and catered to an outdoor lifestyle.
The portrait reminds us of a work by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) depicting Caroline Cox dressed in a similar way. Note the neckline, hairstyle and right shoulder.
The painting was relined during the 19th-century and carries what appears to be a Christieís stencil on the reverse. Itís easy to imagine that this was once attributed to an 18th-century master but perhaps thatís been lost over time. We may never know the true story and itís certainly a very interesting piece.
Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 17Ē x 22Ē / 43cm x 55cm
Year of creation: c. 1765
Provenance: USA
Condition: The painting has several areas of paint loss but the paint layer is now stable following an earlier restoration. The canvas has been relined and bears the marks of its previous frame. Unusually, the bottom part of the neckline appears to have been added later - perhaps by the restorer.
We're able to ship internationally and offer free delivery throughout the UK.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 81 cm (31.9")
Width = 65 cm (25.6")
Depth = 1 cm (0.4")

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