Portrait of a princess, oil on parqueted oak panel, dimensions 35 cm x 27 cm, with its period carved wooden frame: 45 cm x 37 cm, workshop of Claude Deruet, circa 1620.
Claude Deruet (1588 - 1660) is a 17th century Baroque painter from Nancy.
Deruet was an apprentice of Jacques Bellange, official court painter to Duke Charles III of Lorraine. He then studied in Rome for a time, where he painted a portrait of the samurai Tsunenaga Hasekura, at the embassy in Europe in 1615.
Deruet was knighted in 1621, and knighted in the order of Saint Michael in 1645 by Louis XIII. Deruet owned a luxurious residence in Nancy, called La Romaine, where Louis XIII and the Queen stayed in 1633.
Claude Lorrain was for a year, in 1625-1626, an apprentice of Claude Deruet.
With his studio he produced many portraits of small formats of richly dressed women adorned with splendid jewels.