Oval portrait of a woman with a red dress

Oil on canvas, carved and gilded wooden frame.

Beautiful treatment of the drapery and the skin tone.

The woman is wearing a “Fontanges” hairstyle, which was popularized by the mistress of Louis XIV (Marie Angélique de Scorraille de Roussille, duchess of Fontanges (1661-1681)

Her hair is decorated with pearls, which can symbolize the perfect and pure beauty.

France,

18th century

 

89 cm x 66 cm

35,02 inch x 25,98inch

Out of frame

73 cm x 62 cm

28,74 inch x 24,40 inch

 

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