Nicolas François Dun
A captivating portrait of a little girl with cropped auburn hair and roses in her cheeks. She is wearing a white muslin dress with a draw-string waist, a frilled neckline and short narrow sleeves with buttoned cuffs. She has a single strand pearl necklace.
The portrait is set within a handsome blue enamel surround in a gilt-metal frame that is enclosed on the back.
Born into a French musical family in 1764, Dun took up painting and, having moved to Naples, become a miniature portraitist at the Naples court where he was assured of an aristocratic clientele. His work is represented in the Wallace Collection, the Royal Collection and in The Louvre.
Item Ref. 5646
Size: framed, 62 x 53mm
Provenance: Private Collection, Westfälische