A portrait miniature of a Lady playing a guitar

Artist/Maker FRENCH SCHOOL (18th Century )
Description Seated before a dark brown curtain with classical colonnade and landscape background, wearing a satin lilac coloured dress trimmed with lace at the sleeves and bodice. She plays a finely veneered guitar
set in the original ormolu frame with inner beaded border

The presence of 6 strings on the guitar suggests a date circa 1780/90 when 6 strings were first introduced on the instrument
Medium watercolour on ivory
Condition Some old crackling to paint in the background
Ref No. 4969
Price £1800.00
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