It is possible to date this portrait from the hairstyle and the attire to circa 1700. The decorated russet tunic and its shoulder lappets resemble Roman clothing, imbue the portrait with a classical theme. It was fashionable for aristocratic women to have their likenesses made in this manner as it elevated their status and created a tangible expression of power and wealth and also created a timeless quality to the portrait.A feature of this portrait is its exquisite pierced and carved antique wood frame. It is a work of art in its own right, and rare considering its superb condition. The founder of the van Loo dynasty of painters was the Dutchman, Jacob van Loo (1614-70), who had to flee Amsterdam after killing someone in a pub brawl. He settled in Paris and his son, Louis Abraham, and grandsons, Jean-Baptiste and Carle-Andre all made successful careers in France. Jean-Baptise himself had two painter sons, Louis-Michel (1707-71) and Charles-Amedee-Philippe (1719-95). He made a brief visit to England from 1737-42 and enjoyed immense success there, much to the envy of the native painters. He was favoured by the Prime Minister and he painted the Princess of Wales, her family, and household. Measurements: Height 85cm, Width 70cm framed (Height 33.5, Width 27.5 framed). Please allow for extra dispatch time. Titan Fine Art has been offering a specially curated selection of good quality 17th - 20th century British and European fine art over the years. Based in London, we work with some of the top industry experts in Europe. Our specialist knowledge enables us to identify and catalogue all items correctly. We focus on offering quality, rather than quantity, and we pay special attention to the condition of the frames, not just the painting. Our customers have rated us as providing excellent service. The item "Fine 17th Century French Portrait Pretty Lady Girl Antique Oil Painting Old" is in sale since Thursday, July 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "titan-fine-art" and is located in London. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.