Circa 1850, a young lady's portrait with beauty and real character!
Victorian portraits of women often have beauty, but rarely character, which is why this artwork is so rare.
The young lady is looking at us with perplexity, a certain boldness, and is obviously trying to make an opinion about someone, or something,
Though her perfect oval face, immense eyes, and parted hair, hint to the mid 19th Century,
her hairpiece, complete with a cashmere turban, flowers and a long dangling tassel is a fashion from the early Century, circa 1810-20, and so is her Gothic revival dress.
This makes me believe the artist has added a touch of historical nostalgia to the portrait, dressing his character in ancient clothes,
or that the portrait may represent someone met earlier in his life.
The piece is signed "J.R. Vincent" in the lower right corner.
This fabulous drawing will bring prestige and beauty to any decor!
CONDITION: In very good condition . Normal aging of the paper, but no damage.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 8 7/8". Width: 7".
( 22.5 cm) by ( 17.75 cm)
(You may want to check my other English drawing from the same era, item # 1935pnt )
Will be shipped "Registered" from Paris, including insurance and signature at delivery.
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