Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) around of. Portrait of a Young Lady circa 1760
Canvas 61 cm by 51 cm.
Superb old Florentine style frame 105 cm by 85 cm
“The 1760s, at the start of the reign of George III, marked a turning point for British art, with the triumphant rise of Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) and Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), as well as the founding of the Royal Academy of Arts of which Reynolds was the first president. Recognized as the masters of portraiture, Reynolds and Gainsborough competed to elevate the genre to new levels of visual and intellectual innovation. They were able to do honor to the great masters, while demonstrating great psychological acuity and an endlessly reinvented mastery of painting "-From Reynolds to Turner-exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg.
Our painting was made by an artist from this movement. It is remarkably painted, of great finesse, the touch is light and assured as to the fabrics, they are superbly rendered. A rich Florentine style setting magnifies the whole.