18th century portrait of a lady in the typical dress of the early Georgian period; chemise, modesty piece, vee décolletage, criss-cross bodice, full sleeves and hair arranged in a long straight coiffure. There is evidence of a pentiment about the shoulders and there is loose, confident brushwork; especially in the drapery. The painting exudes the sparse elegance of the period; there is intelligence in the assertive gaze of the sitter.
Circle of Michael Dahl (1659-1743). Oil on canvas with 19th century re-lining and frame.
English school, c.1710
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