soldportrait of a young lady c1700 follower of kneller

SOLD...Portrait of a Young Lady c.1700; Follower of Kneller



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Oil on canvas in a good carved and giltwood period frame.
A charming portrait of a young lady c.1700, absolutely typical of its period and painted by an artist strongly influenced by the style of the dominant portraitist of the time. As was the fashion, the sitter is depicted within a feigned oval
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: 37 x 33 inches inc. frame.
A number of small damages to the frame, regardless of which is a fine one and the product of a highly skilled woodcarver.
PROVENANCE: A Private Collection on the Welsh/Shropshire border for c. 40 years.
Internal Ref: 8463

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