Late 17th Century Portrait of a Young Lady, Studio of Godfrey Kneller circa 1690
Late 17th Century Portrait of a Young Lady, Studio of Godfrey Kneller circa 1690
Late 17th Century Portrait of a Young Lady, Studio of Godfrey Kneller circa 1690
Late 17th Century Portrait of a Young Lady, Studio of Godfrey Kneller circa 1690

Late 17th Century Portrait of a Young Lady, Studio of Godfrey Kneller circa 1690

1690 England

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£18,000 gbp
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The evident charm of this sitter is characteristic of the work of Sir Godfrey Kneller and his studio, most probably Edward Byng. Edward Byng (circa 1676–1753) trained as an artist and became an assistant to Godfrey Kneller, circa 1693. At the time of Kneller's death in 1723 Byng was his chief assistant and lived with him at a house in Great Queen Street. Kneller's will recorded that Byng had "for many years faithfully served me", gave him a pension of £100 a year and entrusted him with seeing that Kneller's unfinished work was completed, for which he would receive the outstanding payments. Byng also inherited drawings in Kneller's studio, many now in the British Museum. He later lived at Potterne, near Devizes, where he died in 1753. The draperies, displayed in three colors, are stylistically and tonally unusual for Kneller himself, and may suggest the collaboration of a studio assistant. In this picture, we can see the Kneller style and technique at it's best, not only in the free and superbly handled drapery and background, but also in the excellent drawing of the face.
Dimensions
Height 147.00 cm (57.87 inches)
Width 124.00 cm (48.82 inches)
Depth 8.00 cm (3.15 inches)
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