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Portrait of a Lady

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2011-08-05 19:00:00.0
File Size:
2.55 MB
Dimensions:
2480 x 3022 pixels
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Digital Media Bank ID: 8907
Description: Portrait of a Lady. In this three-quarter-length portrait, the sitter is presented sitting in an armchair, facing out of the painting. Following the tradition of mid-eighteenth-century French portraiture, the sitter is shown in a gown which is highly decorated with bows of contrasting fabric, layered sleeves of lace and accessorised with pearl jewellery. The lady, woman, looks out of the portrait with a confident and compelling gaze. Although the sitter is unidentified, Colson conveys her possible profession as a musician or actor through the sheet music which she holds in her right hand.
Categories: Collections / Fine Art, Timeline/ 1760s, Collections / Fine Art/ Oil Paintings  

Rights & Reuse

Licence: CC BY-SA
Credit Line: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove

Object or Artwork info

Type (of Object or Artwork): Oil Painting
Title (of Artwork / Object): Portrait of a Lady
Creator (of Artwork / Object): Jean Francois Gille Colson
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): 1766
Description (Object or Artwork): In this three-quarter-length portrait, the sitter is presented sitting in an armchair, facing out of the painting. Following the tradition of mid-eighteenth-century French portraiture, the sitter is shown in a gown which is highly decorated with bows of contrasting fabric, layered sleeves of lace and accessorised with pearl jewellery. The lady, woman, looks out of the portrait with a confident and compelling gaze. Although the sitter is unidentified, Colson conveys her possible profession as a musician or actor through the sheet music which she holds in her right hand.
Subject tags:
art
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french
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lady
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painting
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portrait
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woman
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music
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art
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fine art
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lace
   
Other Keywords: oil painting,PCF,lace,jewellery,musician,actor

File info

Original Filename: fa000085_d01_ab10.jpg
Size: 2.55 MB; 2480 x 3022 pixels; 210 x 256 mm (print at 300 DPI); 656 x 800 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Portrait

Administrative info

Linked Accession no.: FA000085