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FINE PORTRAIT OF A LADY, QUARTER LENGTH, WITH HER HAIR WORN NATURALLY. OVAL, EARLY 18th CENTURY: CIRCLE / FOLLOWER OF MICHAEL DAHL (1659-1743)

A beautiful oil on canvas portrait of a woman who, as is typical of these portraits of the day, appears to slightly glance down at the viewer from an elevated position.
MICHAEL DAHL was a Swedish portrait painter, who lived and worked in London for the larger part of his life. He was born in Stockholm and received his first professional education there, from the Hungarian-born painter Martin Hannibal, and continued his training with court painter David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl. He left Sweden in 1682, and travelled over Antwerp to London, where he was influenced by the portrait work of Sir Godfrey Kneller. He then travelled to Paris, and made his way finally to Rome, where he took up residence for a considerable time, painting the portraits of the exiled Swedish Queen Christina and other celebrities. In 1688 he returned to England where he became, for some years, a dangerous rival to Kneller.
SIZE: 38 x 33 inches framed
PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Avon

£4795 REDUCED BY 25% TO £3595

£3595

Circa: 1710

 

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