Portrait of a Woman – Attributed to Peter Michal Bohúň

Attractive Biedermeier period portrait depicting a woman in an elegant yellow dress and a black lace shawl, draped low over her shoulders and fastened with a brooch. She is posed standing, leaning her right elbow on an armchair and holding a fan. This portrait is half of a pair, along with the Portrait of a Gentleman, by the same artist. Well-executed oil on canvas painting, its composition, style and the artist’s love of detail are all signature qualities found in the works of the Slovak painter Peter Michal Bohúň (1822-1879), famous for his portraits; he usually painted them in pairs.

Artist: Attributed to Peter Michal Bohúň (1822-1879).
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Very good condition. Restored.
Dimensions: 73 x 60 cm. / 28 ¾ x 23 ½ in.
Frame: 91 x 77 cm. / 35 ¾ x 30 ¼ in. Gilt wood and stucco. 19th century.
Origin: France.