Colour Profile of a Young Lady

Signed R and dated 1846

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A charming small watercolour profile of a young lady wearing a dress with a pointed waistline, long narrow sleeves and a dainty lace-edged fill-in collar decorated with a little brooch. Her brown hair is swept back into a pretty knot with stylised curls framing her face.

The profile is painted on card and is signed with the initial R and dated 1846. It has been laid down on the wooden backing board. The colours have faded – there’s a tantalising glimpse under the slip of how blue the dress once was — but the monochrome look is nonetheless charming.

Frame: Housed in the original flat profile frame with a rather tarnished gilt slip.

Item Ref. 4718

Size: framed, 176 x 154mm (6⅞ x 6")