Early Portrait of a Girl by Bernard Lens

Circa 1730

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A winsome early eighteenth century miniature portrait of a young aristocratic girl aspiring to be all grown up wearing an azure blue dress. Original high carat gold frame.

A third generation miniature painter, Bernard Lens III (1682-1740) was one of the principal miniaturists of his day. He also taught drawing at Eton and was one of the first to use ivory as a base.

Item Ref. 5201

Size: 48 x 39mm