A Large fine portrait of a young Lady
A Large fine portrait of a young Lady
A Large fine portrait of a young Lady
A Large fine portrait of a young Lady

BERNARD LENS (1682-1740)

A Large fine portrait of a young Lady

1721 United Kingdom

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£3,200 gbp
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She wears a blue dress open to reveal a white underslip



Lens was the leading miniaturist from 1710 to 1740. Possibly self-taught, miniature painting was a popular amateur art at this time and Lens had many aristocratic and royal pupils. Although he was the first British miniaturist to work on ivory, Lens occasionally painted on vellum. He was also involved with the care of miniatures on vellum, restoring and reframing old family miniatures for aristocratic patrons. In addition, he painted copies of historical portraits for collectors. He was the miniature painter at the courts of kings George I and George II, instructor in miniature painting (then called limning) to prince William and princesses Mary and Louise and consultant in fine arts
Dimensions
Height 7.20 cm (2.83 inches)
Depth 5.20 cm (2.05 inches)
Stock Code
4979
Medium
gouache on ivory
Signed/Inscribed
signed with gold monogram on the right and dated 1721
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