A well-executed half-length portrait of a lady in a feigned oval, circle of Sir Godfrey Kneller. The subject, posed without her wig in the undressed fashion of the day, wears a green robe held in place by jewelled clasps. Her dress, jewels and bearing indicate this is a lady of some standing. The portrait has clearly been painted by an artist of great ability who has been influenced by Sir Godfrey Kneller.
Sir Godfrey Kneller was a leading portrait painter working in England during the late 17th and early 18th century. He was born in Lubreck, Germany, and studied under Rembrandt. He settled in England in 1676 where he ran a successful studio and became a court painter to the monarchy and members of the aristocracy.
The painting is housed in its original period gilt frame which is in excellent condition.
|Image Size||29 inches x 24.25 inches (74cm x 61.5cm)|
|Framed Size||38 inches x 33.25 inches (96.5cm x 84.5cm)|