This beautiful portrait is a sophisticated and talented work, endearing in the frank gaze of the sitter, and technically accomplished... Most notably in the skin tones and the very painterly loose treatment of the hair.Byng, who was noted for his portraits of children, has depicted the attractive sitter with great charm. ROBERT BYNG (1666 - 1720) was born in Wiltshire, but is buried in Oxford where he died in 1720, having lived there since before 1714. He was a pupil of, and very strongly influenced by, Sir Godfrey Kneller (Principal Painter to the King and the most distinguished Baroque portraitist in England). Byng's earliest dated portraits are c. 1697; one of his younger brothers, Edward, was drapery painter to Kneller and his principal assistant. SIZE: 39 x 34 including the frame. PROVENANCE: By descent in a private collection, Buckinghamshire; latterly stored in an attic for many years. Height = 99 cm (39). Width = 86 cm (34).
Depth = 6 cm (3). GREAT ASSET FOR YOUR COLLECTION AND ALSO GREAT INVESTMENT. We love hearing from you about the art we offer. If you have any COMMENTS, QUESTIONS or SUGGESTIONS concerning the DESCRIPTION, PRICE, TERMS OR AUTHENTICITY.The item "Lovely Portrait of a Girl c. 1700s 18th Century Original Oil Painting" is in sale since Wednesday, December 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "latelierluxurysalon" and is located in Broomall, Pennsylvania.
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