1685 Sophia Charlotte of Braunschweig-Lüneburg by ? (location ?)


This portrait is in a gold frame that was cropped. I do not know if the surround is a trompe l’oeil frame or if she is standing in a dark doorway. Filling in shadows revealed numerous paint cracks, but also revealed the outline of her coiffure.

From br.pinterest.com/explore/deutsche-schule/?lp=true.

1685 Sophia Charlotte of Braunschweig-Lüneburg by ? (location ?) From br.pinterest.com/explore/deutsche-schule/?lp=true

Enlargement shows negligée-clad Sophie Charlotte wearing her hair in an oval of curls, the core of a true hurluberlu coiffure.

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