18th Century oval portrait of a lady
After a famous composition by François Boucher (1703–1770)
French School, end of the 18th century.
Charming pastel depicting a young lady with a necklace of pearls in her hair, holding a rose in her right hand.
Measures 40 cm by 32 cm, on a wooden stretcher of 1 cm thick.
Drawn on vellum.
According the Met Museum New York: '... Pastels are most often executed on paper, though vellum was occasionally used for portraits of royal sitters,...'
The pastel is of great quality and fine in all it's details.
The vellum had a horizontal tear through the hair at some point and is restored and fixed on cardboard support, this again fixed on the original wooden stretcher.
The first images are in daylight, the darker images scanned for detail.
- French school of the XVIII century, after François Boucher (1703–1770)
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- Portrait of a lady with pearls holding a rose
- Ca. 1750-1780
- Nicht signiert
- Guter Zustand
- 400×320×15 mm