Unknown Artist

Artist Name Unknown Artist
Title Portrait of a Sculptress at Work
Description This superb 18th century Old Master portrait oil painting is of a Sculptress. The painting is a bust length portrait of a beautiful young woman in a red dress with dark curly hair held back with a red ribbon. She is sculpting a classical marble bust in front of her, indicating her level of education and classical awareness. The location is unknown, but the Bologna area in Italy was more liberal since the 15th century, providing female artists with more creative opportunities. A portrait of a female sculptress is relatively rare as they were small in number in the 18th century and so this is also socially interesting as well as being a stunning painting with superb sensitive detail.
Provenance Farm House, Farm Street, Mayfair, London.
 
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 18 x 22 inches
Frame Housed in a fine frame, 30 inches by 26 inches framed and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Price £11000
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