soldportrait of a lady c1830 english school

SOLD....Portrait of a Lady c.1830; English School



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Oil on canvas in distressed giltwood frame.
The sitter, looking out with a quiet smile, is dressed in the height of fashion of the period with vast 'mutton chop' sleeves and a tiny waist, her hair tightly curled.
Her left hand and the wedding ring are prominently displayed, so this is almost certainly a marriage portrait. Her clothing is costly, the dress is silk and she rests her arm on an ermine robe - traditionally worn only by royalty and the nobility. Whether this signifies her own aristocratic status or the fact that she is marrying a nobleman is not known.
Painted just at the end of George IV's reign and the beginning of Wiiliam IV's, some seven years before Victoria came to the throne, this is a charming portrait thoroughly evocative of its period.
SIZE: 33 x 29 inches inc. frame.
PROVENANCE: Hampshire private collection.
Internal Ref: 8582

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