Miniature portrait of a lady of the court, aristocrat, French Revolution era (c.1785-89), beautifully captured moment in peaceful landscape setting, her Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette era hair and gown with black bustier and a bare bodice which is also considered as a 'naughty'. She is posed and enhanced by the flowers displaying her allegiance to the crown. In this era, a lot of the French portrait miniatures do include iconographical flowers - some representing Royalist politics and others decidedly for the Republic, and revolution. Imagine the upheaval in her life; many Royalists were being arrested, even beheaded, and others escaped France to live in exile until the terror was over and a restoration of the Bourbon Kings (a period of nearly 20 years). I have opened this perfect little painting to see if there might be a signature along an edge but found no signature nor ID. Even so, It's a passport of sorts, and instantly identifies her as a supporter of the Bourbon Dynastic Kings and Queens and of aristocratic French life. Full measurements are noted on the photos.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. I see no flaws to disclose on the elegant portrait. Such wonderful detail, and charming landscape or outdoor setting where she is standing next to a garden wall with lush bouquet of mostly roses,, identifying her allegiance to France's Royalist society.Slightly convex cover glass and tightly closed round dore bronze finish crossed torches & bow topped easel frame, which also has a bale for hanging or to wear on a chain or ribbon as a locket, memento.