Portrait of a quality lady, XVII century

Oil on canvas “Portrait of a quality lady”, with a very delicate face, a court dress and a la Fontanges hairstyle, probably the portrait of a maid of honor, lined, gilded wooden frame.
The Duchess of Fontanges (1661-1681) mistress of Louis XIV was ruffled by the wind as she followed him hunting. She lifted her hair up using her garter and the king was so charmed that he begged her to do it like this every day. The Fontanges hairstyle was born!
Circa 1680-1700,
France.

Height: 44 cm.

Width: 39 cm.

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