Portrait of a young girl, flemish work first third of the 17th century
Our elegant portrait figures a young girl with many details of greater symbolic, in her right hand a rose with few thorns, in her left hand a lemon poised on her palme. She wears an apron of thin lace wich seems to bear some dirt ? Her neck is girded of a pearl neckless and she shows a malicious gaze. Perhaps we can see in this very fine portrait a symbol of nubility.
Oil on canvas
Frame of golden wood, times of Louis XIV - size with frame 81 x 71 cm, canvas only 59 x 48 cm
Private Parisian collection
Previous collection of Bernard Franck : "collection tag"
collectionner of military objects and souvenirs from the Napoleon period, represents a reference in this domain (presented his collection at the Universal Exhibition of 1900). A part of his collections was acquired by Pierpont Morgan who donated it to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1917.
11 000 €