Extraordinary oil on canvas, Portrait of a Lady, attributed to the artist Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller (1751-1811)
Born and educated in Sweden, he went to France, where he became part of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1784, after which he managed to exhibit at the official Hall. His fame reached the ears of Marie Antoinette, whom he would portray on several occasions. His career passed through Spain in 1790 and the United States in 1794, where he worked as a portraitist and produced one of the first publicly exhibited nudes.
Mixed brushwork, delicate when outlining and looser in the line of clothing and dress. The delicacy with which the skin of the arms and hands is shaped stands out. This lady of distinguished social class carries a letter in her hand.
This author would refine his style in the following decades to adapt it to Neoclassical taste, refining
the brushstroke even more, making more use of the drawing.
Measurements without frame: 86 x 67 x 5 cm
It has the original frame of the Carlos X style period.
Origin in private French collection
At this time we continue studying the piece.
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