Portrait Of A Woman - 17th Century French School

Remarkable 17th century French School portrait representing a woman with a fontange hairstyle, a cap and a lace collar. In her right hand, she holds the golden cross that hangs around her neck. It is probably the portrait of a noblewoman, founder of a religious order, abbess or mother superior, or a widow retired in a convent, which was very common at the time among aristocratic women.

Artist: Unknown (unsigned).
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions: 68 x 57 cm. / 26 ¾ x 22 ½ in.
Frame: 88 x 77 cm. / 34 ½ x 30 ¼ in.
Origin: France.