soldportrait of a lady c1700 circle of kneller

SOLD....Portrait of a Lady c.1700; Circle of Kneller.



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Oil on canvas in oval giltwood frame.
A pleasing portrait of an attractive young woman, absolutely typical of its period, and of good quality. The sitter's fashionable hair style is complimented by the equally fashionable low cut dress and pearls, the favourite decoration of the Baroque.
SIR GODFREY KNELLER (1646-1723) was the most distinguished painter of baroque portraits in England.
Born in Lubeck, he trained with Bol and Rembrandt, coming to London in 1676.
By 1679 he had painted the King and remained the most famous and successful portrait painter in England until his death.
In 1688 he was made Principal Painter to the King and was knighted in 1692 and a made a baronet in 1715.
His style had a profound influence on British portraiture and a large number of artists, some very talented in their own right, emulated his fashionable style.
SIZE: 20 x 16 inches canvas size
26.25 x 22 inches inc. frame
PROVENANCE: Wiltshire Private Collection
Internal Ref: 8551

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