Portrait of an Unknown Lady

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Other
    City: other locations abroad

    A young woman is seated in a somewhat ostentatious chair, which is upholstered in red fabric. She demurely diverts her eyes from the viewer. She wears a black dress, with a white lace decoration at the neckline, and a stole trimmed with brown fur. She has a gold bracelet on her right wrist and her hair is tied up in a simple, neat style at the nape of her neck.

    The hair style and the design of the dress worn by the woman suggest that this portrait dates from the early 19th century. Neither the sitter nor the artist of the work have been identified, but a faint Russian inscription on the back of the painting may be an indication that both are Russian.

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    Subjects
    female portrait
    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Portrait of an Unknown Lady
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 78.00 cm, width: 61.30 cm
    Acquisition
    Origin uncertain
    Inscription
    inscribed verso lower left
    GAC number
    18234