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Circa 1805


This ¾-length portrait shows a young lady holding an opened letter and seated by a library side table on an elegant desk chair with a gently curved back and gilded decoration. With her hair fashionably curled and upswept, she is wearing an empire-line dress with sheer oversleeves and a large ribbon bow on the corsage together with a pretty black spencer patterned with red roses.

The portrait is painted in oils on a wooden panel and is housed in a period giltwood frame with shell decoration and an inner egg and dart border.

Item Ref. 5857

Size: to view, 257 x 228mm ; framed, 385 x 355mm (15 x 13¾")