English School Pastel Portrait of a Young Lady circa 1780 Unsigned. A half length portrait of a seated lady wearing a blue dress with a red wrap. Housed in an earlier gilt frame with an artist's name plate.
I love how Adelaide, Australia-based artist Emma Uber uses the texture and strokes of pastel sticks to create these wonderful portraits. In her hands, the colors drip and melt on the canvas. From the artist's website: "My experience studying.
"Portrait of a Lady thought to be Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire; attributed to John Russell R. A sensitive and charming portrait in pastels of a beautiful young lady believed to the Duchess of Devonshire attributed to John Russell - Georgiana or not?