Girl with Orange
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Circle of Robert Byng

British, (1666-1720)
Girl with Orange
Oil on canvas

A half-length portrait of a girl in a feigned oval, circle of Robert Byng. Wearing a fashionable dress and robes of the day, the sitter is clearly from a family of some standing. She is posed in an orangery in front of an opening, which shows a view of a landscape beyond. In her left hand she holds a ripening orange, as if about to pluck it from the branch. During the 17th and 18th century, oranges were a status symbol, as only the very wealthy could afford to grow them. They were a highly prized and expensive treat and were often used in portraiture as a visual metaphor for prosperity and wealth of the family. Fruit such as this can also be seen as a metaphor for fertility. The portrait has clearly been executed by an artist of great ability who has been influenced by Robert Byng.

Robert Byng was a portrait artist from Wiltshire. He worked as a studio assistant to Sir Godfrey Kneller, a leading portrait painter working in England during the late 17th and early 18th century. As well as working in Kneller’s studio Byng produced a number of works in his own right. Examples of his paintings can be found in public art collections including Wells City Council, Thetford Museum & the University of Oxford.

Presentation The painting is housed in a new, English made gilt frame which is in excellent condition.
Condition As with all of our original antique oil paintings, this work is offered in ready to hang gallery condition, having been professionally cleaned, restored and revarnished.

Dimensions

Image Size 29 inches x 24 inches (74cm x 61cm)
Framed Size 36 inches x 31 inches (91.5cm x 79cm)
£4,400.00