Old Masters study. The portrait is of Princess Crescentia Bourgin circa 1833 by German artist Joseph Karl Stieler 1781-1858.
This is a unique one of a kind original oil painting on stretched canvas unframed ready to hang finished in high quality oil paints of archival quality.
The painting is a study of a female in the style of Renaissance Old Masters.
Old Masters paintings were painted in many layers over a grisaille underpainting of monotone colour, usually grey, to establish tonal values for the finished painting. Glazing was used as a way of enhancing and enriching colours not acheivable by just adding paint to the canvas. Paintings by the Old Masters could take months if not years to complete such was the complexity of their method.
This painting measures 40cm x 50cm x 3.5cm
It is signed and dated.