Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait miniature of a lady with a pink rose signed 'AD' 1787

Attributed to Nicolas-François Dun (1764-1832)

Portrait miniature of a lady with a pink rose signed 'AD', Attributed to Nicolas-François Dun
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Watercolour
18th Century
3 in. high
 
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This well-painted portrait miniature of a lady in bucolic costume is typical of French-born Dun’s work, with his clever use of grey and brown tones. The costume of the ‘country maid’ was extremely popular even in formal portraits of this date and was of course a fantasy.
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