Antique Hand Painted Portrait Young Girl England C-1840
This lovely portrait of young Mary Jane Cotteril was made in England circa 1840. Her pose is straightforward, and her hair, styled in elegant ringlets, frames her youthful face, adding a touch of innocence and charm.
The portrait captures small nuances of Mary Jane’s clothing, features, and demeanor.
The reddish-purple hue of her dress complements her fair complexion, highlighting her beauty and grace. In addition, including her shadow adds depth and dimension to the piece, bringing the subject to life.
By her dress and hairstyle, this portrait can be dated to the 1840s since beginning in the 1850’s watercolor portrait paintings were replaced mainly by photographic images.
The painting is framed in an original period wood frame with an inner edge of parcel gilt.
Dimensions: 13.5″ in height and 11.5″ in width with a depth of 1″.
Condition: Although the parcel gilt on the inner frame shows light wear, this only adds to the charm and character of the piece.