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Franco-Flemish School, 17th Century

Portrait of a lady with a red feather in her hair

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Franco-Flemish School, 17th Century

Franco-Flemish School, 17th Century

Portrait of a lady with a red feather in her hair

Portrait of a lady with a red feather in her hair

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Franco-Flemish School, 17th century

Portrait of a lady with a red feather in her hair


oil on canvas, unframed

canvas: 16⅞ by 15¼ in.; 42.9 by 38.7 cm.

The canvas is lined and taut on its stretcher. The overall image presents strongly beneath an old, slightly discolored varnish. Some details remain well-preserved, but her costume elements along the lower edge have abraded with time. Some retouching is visible to the naked eye in the shadows of her chin, and in her hairline at upper left. Inspection under UV reveals some additional very fine dots of retouching scattered here in there in her face and around her eye at left. There is a thin, repaired tear through her neck, as well as one old repaired puncture in the background above her head (with an associated reinforced patch on the reverse). A few very fine strokes of strengthening in her hair, and a few small scattered spots here and there, such as in the center of the pearl at left, and otherwise largely in the background. Retouching fluoresces along all edges of the canvas, with a more concentrated area in the upper right corner. Offered unframed.


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