Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of a young girl in profile 1680s

Mary Beale (1633-99)

Portrait of a young girl in profile, Mary Beale
Oil on canvas
17th Century
30 x 25 inches 76.2 x 63.5 cm
From the pose especially this portrait is probably painted of one of the artist's family or household, one of the studied undertaken for practise and improvement, but which still shows a delight in the capturing of character and personality.
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