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Title Portrait of a Young Lady, Time of Louis XIV
Collection Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
Artist Attributed to manner of Mignard, Pierre, I (French painter and portraitist, 1612-1695)
Date Earliest possibly about 1650
Date Latest possibly about 1720
Description The unknown sitter in this portrait is represented three-quarter-length with her left arm resting on the base of a pillar. She wears an elaborate red and white costume and a feathered hat that follow the female fashions of the reign of Louis XIV. The anonymous painter replicated the format and the style of portraiture established by the successful Pierre Mignard, whose works depart from the stiffness of the previous decades to show a more vivid likeness of the sitters.
Current Accession Number B.M.247
Subject portrait
Measurements 117.5 x 93.5 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by the founders John and Joséphine Bowes 1885.
Rights Owner The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
Author Dr Maylis Hopewell-Curie

 

 

 

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