Important portrait of an enigmatic princess with a jasmine flower.
Leaning on a window sill, she is represented richly dressed in an ocher velvet dress, enriched with lace frills.
Her long, curly hair falls over one of her shoulders.
With the fingertips of her right hand she holds a branch of jasmine flowers, while with her other hand she holds her dress to hide her breast.
Its handle is adorned with a sublime diamond bracelet embellished with a sapphire to match its dress.
Exceptional original carved and gilded oak frame.
Good condition, used restorations, especially in the ocher parts (degradation of the pigment)
Frame: Height: 151 cm; Width: 127 cm
Canvas: Height: 124 cm; Width: 99 cm
Our opinion :
Our princess exudes a mysterious aura, she is part of the highest nobility and can afford to adorn herself with jewelry, but she is nonetheless a simple person who wanted to represent herself naturally, without too much frills, with a sprig of jasmine which symbolizes purity, simplicity, modesty and strength.
The painter fulfilled his mission perfectly, with a gentle facial expression that exudes a lot of serenity and self-confidence.
By playing on the contrast of a very white skin that stands out against a dark background, The painter demonstrates his talent as a portrait painter, he forces the viewer's gaze on the subject and allows him to identify in a few moments his very measured character and respectable.
We can also measure his ease as a colourist, in the complexions of the flesh or in the ocher gradient which is unusual in the portraits of this period.
The power of our portrait is reinforced by the presence of a gilded wood frame of very high quality, with nervous and particularly deep sculptures.
18 000 €