Attributed to Sir Thomas Lawrence (English, 1769-1830), oil on canvas half length portrait of a young woman with dark, upswept hair, wearing a red ermine fur trimmed cloak and a large ring on left hand. Unsigned. Housed in a later molded giltwood frame with rope molded rabbet edge and brass plaque reading "Sir Thomas Lawrence 1769-1830". 25" x 30" canvas, 31" x 36" framed. Provenance: Lookout Mountain, TN private collection. CONDITION: Craquelure with some bitumen deformation in hair area with infill; small 1/4" loss in same area and possible 3" repaired tear or line of infill just below; two small areas of tenting lower right corner with infill detected under blacklight; a few other small (under 1") spots of possible inpainting to background flouresce under blacklight. Painting appears to have been cleaned and revarnished some time ago, with varnish now yellowed.
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