Attributed to Étienne Dumonstier
(c.1540 – 1603)
Étienne Dumonstier (c.1540 – 1603), Portrait of a young girl, bust-length, in a white dress and pearl necklace
This sensitive portrait of a young unidentified girl was painted by a provincial French artist in a style directly influenced by the art that was being produced in and around the court of Fontainebleau, King Henry IV’s favoured Royal residence at the end of the sixteenth century. A comparable child portrait produced around that time can be seen at the Musée du Château de Blois, whose curator, Guillaume Kazerouni dates their portrait to circa 1600-1610 on the basis of style and dress.