This is a beautiful 19th century portrait,unsigned,quite in the style of the 18th century,with an extraordinary freshness!
The pretty colors have been particularly well preserved .
It depicts a lovely young lady on a blue background.
She is wearing a straw hat on her curly hair embellished with flowers.The long ribbon of the hat falls around her neck.
A large white collar covers her shoulders and we can see a piece of lace concealing her chest.
This outfit reminds me of those worn by Queen Marie Antoinette when she was in her ‘’Hameau’’ in Versailles far from the royal court.
The pastel is surrounded with a nice golden stuccoed wooden frame, with a small repair on the right top corner,little visible, and minor lacks of gilded.
There is a ring at the back which allows to hang it.
There is a crack on the paper at the back,but the frame does not seem to have been opened for a very long time .
Except a small hole in the cardboard in the middle right ,this adorable pastel is in good condition.
I’m sure that you will fall in love with this charming portrait !
Dimension : with the frame = 17,3’’ x 14’’ (44cm x 35,5cm)
sight = 15’’ x 11,8’’ (38cm x 30cm)
Please,don’t take into account the black trace above the the right shoulder, it is the reflection of the cable of the camera !
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Gorgeous French 19th Century Pastel Young Lady Portrait Under Glass