An oil on canvas portrait of a young French courtier, circa 1690.
This evocative antique French school picture has been attributed to the portrait painter Jean-François de Troy (1679-1752).
De Troy was famous as a portrait painter of fashionable society women.
This is a very attractive late 17th century painting surviving in its original frame and stretcher. The canvas appears to be untouched.
Jean François de Troy, The Alarm, or the Gouvernante Fidèle, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Jean François de Troy, Paris 1679 – Rome 1752, at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.
Laurie G. Winters, de Troy, Grove Art Online, Oxford Art Online, Oxford University Press, 6 May 2016.
Everett Fahy & Jayne Wrightsman, The Wrightsman Pictures, Metropolitan Museum of Art (2005) pp. 162-166.
Denise Amy Baxter, Fashions of sociability in Jean-François de Troy’s tableaux de mode, 1725-1738, ed. Alden Cavanaugh.
Performing the Everyday: the culture of genre in the eighteenth century, University of Delaware Press (2007) pp. 28-46.
Memorie per servire alla storia della romana Accademia di San Luca, Melchiorre Missirini, p. 221.
D. & P. Kladstrup, Champagne, Harper Collins, p. 41.