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Black and white engraving in an oval reserve of a woman in a Renaissance period costume with a lace bonnet and is holding a tray. Framed under glass. Molded wooden frame with applied gesso and gilt. Painted black on an outer edges.
engraving (printing process)
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
women (female humans)
Inscribed is: PAINTED BY T.M. JOY/ENGRAVED BY WM. CARLOS/LA BELLE DE BRUGES.
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),
Possibly Carlos, William (Engraver)
24.375 x 20 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Ralph May