portrait of mette dorothea nielsdatter randulf c1712 norwegian school

Portrait of Mette Dorothea Nielsdatter Randulf c.1712; Norwegian School.


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Oil on canvas in a reproduction frame.
This is a charming portrait of Mette (whose name means Pearl) probably painted on the occasion of her betrothal to Oluf Cosmussen Borneman in 1712. The attractive young woman wears her hair (wig?) in the latest fashion of the time; her clothing is expensive, trimmed with fine lace. She is depicted within a feigned oval as was popular.
She was born in 1685 and died in 1729, aged 44.
Oluf (born in 1683) was made Bishop of Bergen in Norway in 1731until his death in 1747.
SIZE: Canvas: 30.25 x 25.25 inches. Frame size: 35.5 x 30.5 inches.
PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Norway.
Verso: old handwritten label (image 6).
Internal Ref: 9199


Height = 90 cm (36")
Width = 77.5 cm (31")
Depth = 5 cm (2")

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