The elegant lady in the blue silk dress is Madame L’ Strange, painted by Irish artist Jeremiah Barrett in 1770 (as shown to the right on this page). The young lady is ready for her portrait with elegant details such as pearls, feathers, jewels, and flowers. An old family inscription is inked verso where several old Sotheby’s NYC tags are also in place.
Artist Jeremiah Barrett was second son of Edward Barrett, a silversmith of Dublin, who died in 1723, by his wife Mary Daly. He painted in Dublin and in the west of Ireland about the middle of the eighteenth century, and his portraits were much esteemed for their excellence as likenesses.
Barrett contributed portraits to the exhibitions of the Society of Artists in Dublin in 1766, 1769, and 1770. ( Ref: The Dictionary of Irish Artists, by Walter G. Strickland, 1913).
This fine academic portrait is framed in a most elegant antique gilt frame. Call or email for enlargeable images. Overall H. 41.5″ by 36.5″.