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Follower of Michael Dahl (1659–1743) - A Large late 17th Century English School Antique Oil On Canvas Portrait Of An Aristocratic Lady Gesturing Towards A Red Squirrel

Follower of Michael Dahl (1659–1743) - A Large late 17th Century English School Antique Oil On Canvas Portrait Of An Aristocratic Lady Gesturing Towards A Red Squirrel

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Follower of Michael Dahl (1659–1743).

A large late 17th Century English School antique oil on canvas portrait of an aristocratic lady gesturing towards a red squirrel. The lady portrayed in a garden setting, wearing a red silk dress with white chemise, sitting on a seat covered with a blue velvet robe, her right hand gesturing towards a red squirrel. The squirrel could be interpreted as a symbol of obedience and personal restraint.

The sitter and artist are unknown albeit the portrait has been undertaken by a very accomplished hand and has been influenced by the portraitist, Michael Dahl.

Presented in a period ebonised frame.

Provenance - Unknown. Sourced within the North East of England.

Condition - Cleaned and relined. A further detailed condition report is available upon request.

Size - Including the frame - Height 120.5 cm x Width 98 cm (47 1/2" x 38 1/2").

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