The eyes! Look at her stunning blue eyes in that tiny 3/4" face. A girl in her teens, coming of age in her stylish and diaphanous gown with the elegant cut and sleeves of her time, c.1830s. Long dark blond hair in thick braids, wrapped at sides and back. This is the fashion just in the years before Queen Victoria ascended to the throne. The young woman might have been on chaperoned Grand Tour, or possibly even on honeymoon, though no hands are shown with ring. She wears the extra long gold chain, the end of which would be tucked through her sash and holding either a quizzing glass or a gold watch. We might have a name but for it being partially obscured (see backside). We do have an artist's signature, as noted. Full measurements are noted on the photos.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. Very slight age to the finish of the wooden French frame, I should have given it a quick wax, and will. The original convex cover glass still in place and her portrait unscathed by time. There is no warp to her. A slight variation in our photos whether under studio lighting or natural lighting. I've left both in the mix for your review. A gorgeous little work of art, no flaws. The backing still attached to painting's perimeter, I did not wish to separate them. Gouache on wafer, no chips, no hairlines. Elegant, all these 200 years later.
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