Beautiful setting XVIIth century carved and gilded.
(81.5 cm by 66, 84 by 102cm with frame)
The young woman is seen half-length in front of a twilight landscape.
Dressed in an orange taffeta gown decorated with fine lace, she wears a red velvet scarf lined with silver brocade. Her hair tied with a red ribbon is called "the fontange"
Table executed by the workshop of Nicolas de Largillière (1656-1746), painter of high society of the eighteenth century.
Formed in Antwerp, he worked in London (where Lely transmitted to him the lesson of Van Dyck), then moved to Paris (1682). Protected by Le Brun, he became the official painter of the city of Paris and the great portraitist of the bourgeoisie that is soft and shiny style.
These portraits represent members of the high society during the reign of Louis XIV and Louis XV.
This is a typical example.
Largillierre, was a multi-talented artist and he was comfortable with both still lifes, with historical paintings, landscapes or portraits, his technical mastery allows him to play with materials, colors and lights without making a cold period. His portraits always keep a life and sensitivity that make him one of the great painters of the reign of Louis XIV and the Regency.
Formerly lining canvas with small restorations of use.