soldportrait of a lady in blue c1720 circle of kneller

SOLD....Portrait of a Lady in Blue c.1720; Circle of Kneller



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Oil on canvas in fine period carved and giltwood frame.
A good early Georgian portrait utterly redolent of its period; the lady's hair is in the latest mode and her clothing the daring 'undress' favoured for portraiture at this period.
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, many very talented in their own right, emulated his fashionable style.
SIZE: 38 x 33inches inc. frame.
PROVENANCE: English Private Collection.
Internal Ref: 8605

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