18th century portrait of lady as Diana the Huntress follower Godfrey Kneller
18th/early 19th century oil on canvas portrait of a lady dressed as Diana the Huntress holding a bow and arrow, a dog by her side, housed in a gilt frame. The size overall is 65 cm x 54 cm whilst the image is 48cm x 39cm In fully restored condition, it has been re-lined, cleaned and conserved in the 1960's or 70's There is a small area of restoration ( Approx. 2 cm ) to the right background which can be seen in certain lights but does not detract in any way from this fine piece which has been very well executed. The frame is original to the painting thus shows some signs of wear commensurate with age Diana the Huntress Diana is a goddess in Roman and Hellenistic religion, considered a patroness of the countryside, hunters, crossroads, and the Moon. She is equated with the Greek goddess Artemis.
Godfrey Kneller Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1st Baronet (born Gottfried Kniller; 8 August 1646 – 19 October 1723) was the leading portrait painter in England during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and was court painter to English and British monarchs from Charles II to George I.
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