An 18th century painting portrait GARLAND of FLOWERS ‘feigned cartouche effect’Malta - Collection Only
In Malta. A probably 18th century portrait oil on canvas painting of a young woman [ a nun or Madonna /Virgin is unlikely due to pearls , jewels and brooch.] with an oval flower decorated border / garland of flowers. The veil has a ‘Greek?’ cross which is not Maltese. The flesh is unusually whiteish in an early manner and reminds me of paintings of Infante infanta [ Princesses ] . An optimistic , pleasing colourful painting. Pedigree is Italian origin/ school and Flemish / Dutch origin /schools. Daniel Seghers notable especially for garlands in both Antwerp and Rome.