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PORTRAIT OF A LADY WEARING AN ELABORATE BEJEWELLED DRESS WITH LACE TRIM: FOLLOWER OF MICHAEL DAHL (1659 – 1743)

The sitter, as was typical of the 17th / 18th Century Dahl studio, displays almond
shaped eyes and a soft complexion. Oil on canvas, in a later decorative frame.
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 traveled 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 a major rival to Kneller.
DATE: Early 18th Century
SIZE: 94 x 82cm framed
PROVENANCE: Private English Collection

£3995 REDUCED BY 25% TO £2995

Circa: 1720

 

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