Portrait of a princess, oil on canvas size 74 cm x 60 cm, with the frame 89 cm x 75 cm, attributed to François de Troy, France 17th century.
Our portrait represents a princess of the Court of France, she wears an ermine coat with fleur-de-lys. The hairstyle at the Fontange allows us to date it from the 1680s.
François de Troy was born in Toulouse on January 9, 1645 and died in Paris on May 1, 1730. He is one of the most famous portrait painters of the time of Louis XIV.
Very young he painted portraits of important people, such as Marie Anne of Bavaria, the wife of the Grand Dauphin. Among his clients are Madame de Montespan, Louis Auguste de Bourbon and his wife. He was also the main painter of the court of King James II in exile in Saint Germain en Laye.