Large Victorian portrait of woman in lace bonnet


This oil on canvas probably dates to around 1850, and the large size of the painting combined with the ornate gilt frame creates a very striking impression. The woman is wearing an elaborate lace bonnet and collar, and seems to be holding a pair of spectacles. The facial details in particular are extremely well executed and life-like.


There are tears to the canvas in several places, with some paint loss (please refer to images in listing), so it’s not in perfect condition, but still a very impressive piece. The frame is in good condition for its age, with minimal signs of wear.


N.B. This is one of a pair of portraits. The other (reference MV8024) is of a gentleman. It’s the same size and in the same frame, so they were most likely of husband and wife.

Dimensions: 83 cm wide x 97 cm high x 8 cm deep


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