A well-executed half-length portrait of a lady dressed in expensive finery, circle of Jacob Huysmans. The sitter wears a grey silk robe which is decorated with a lozenge shaped jewelled clasp and jewelled fastenings. Her hair is worn in the fashionable style of the day and she is posed with droplet pearl earrings and matching necklace. Pearls such as these were demonstrations of high social rank. Her apparel, poise and bearing indicate this is a lady of some standing and character as she stares confidently out at the viewer. The portrait has been executed by a highly skilled artist who has been influenced by Jacob Huysmans.
Jacob Huysmans was a Flemish portrait painter believed to have been born in Antwerp, c1630. He was from a family of artists and was uncle to the landscape painters Cornelis and Jan Baptist Huysmans. He studied in Antwerp and was a pupil of Gillis Backereel and Frans Wouters. He settled in England in 1660, shortly before the restoration of the monarchy and became one of the leading portrait painters at the court of King Charles II. He was favoured by Queen Catherine of Braganza who commissioned a number of paintings from him.
His works are represented in many public collections including the British Museum, National Galleries of Scotland, National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Collection and the Tate.
|Presentation||The painting is housed in a new, English made ebonised 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.|
|Image Size||24 inches x 18.75 inches (61cm x 47.5cm)|
|Framed Size||30 inches x 24.75 inches (76cm x 63cm)|