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French School, 17th century

Portrait of a lady wearing pearl earrings

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French School, 17th century

French School, 17th century

Portrait of a lady wearing pearl earrings

Portrait of a lady wearing pearl earrings

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French School, 17th century

Portrait of a lady wearing pearl earrings



oil on canvas laid on panel, a circle

panel diameter: 5½in.; 14.0 cm.

framed: 8⅜ by 8¼ in.; 21.3 by 21.0 cm.

The painted canvas has been laid on circular, uncradled panel with a very faint bow. The paint surface is stable. The overall image presents relatively strongly, the some of the painted details have lost some definition. Modern retouches are visible throughout, in both the figure and the background, largely in a vertical orientation. Some of this is visible to the naked eye and further revealed under UV. Offered in a carved giltwood frame.


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This charming portrait of a lady wearing pearl jewelry likely dates to the seventeenth century. Though almost certainly created as a portrait, at a later date the woman was understood to represent a saint, as indicated by the thin gold halo that remains faintly visible.