A well-executed portrait of a lady, attributed to Arnold van Boonen. The subject, posed without her wig, wears a dark blue and gold robe over a grey satin dress. Her diamond dress clasps and earrings denote her wealth and status.
Arnold van Boonen was born in Dordrecht on 16 December 1669. He studied under Arnold Verbuys (1673–1717) and Godfried Schalcken (1643-1706). He specialised in portraits and received many commissions from the nobility including Peter the Great, the Czar of Muscovy, Frederick I, the Prince and Princess of Orange, the great Duke of Marlborough. He died in 1729 aged 60. Examples of his works can be found at the Ashmolean Museum, Bristol Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum, Glasgow Museum, The Wilson and the Dresden Gallery, Germany.
The painting is housed in a 19th century gilt frame which is in excellent condition.
|Image Size||20.5 inches x 17.5 inches (52cm x 44.5cm)|
|Framed Size||27.75 inches x 24.75 inches (70.5cm x 63cm)|