Portrait of a Woman – Swiss School – 1840



Portrait of a woman, Swiss School. The sitter wears a maroon taffeta dress and a cashmere shawl. A long gold chain and watch hang around her neck. The main focal point of this portrait are her impressive curls and the starched muslin “Alsatian” bonnet with blue ribbons completing this respectable woman’s attire. Illegible signature on the right margin and dated 1840.


Artist: Unknown 

Illegible signature. Dated, 1840.

Medium:  Oil on canvas.

Condition: Very good condition.

Dimensions: 64 x 54 cm. / 25 1/4 x 21 1/4 in.

Frame: 75 x 65 cm. / 29 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. Gilt wood. Classic style.

Origin:  Private collection, Switzerland.