An exceptional late Regency/early Victorian portrait of a young woman, cleverly executed using different textiles. Her head and shoulders are made of felt which has been subtly modelled with colour wash, whilst the lips, eyes and ears have been highlighted with fine stitching. Her hair is woolwork utilizing 'running stitches' for the straight lengths, and 'chain stitches' for the braids.c.1830s
The hairband is made of an extremely petite, grosgrain ribbon, decorated with silk knots to represent pearls. Her gown is made up of a combination of silk and fine muslin, creating a fashionable dress of the day. The portrait has an oval gilt-brass surround, black base mount, and framed in painted pine.
A beautiful item of folk art, in superb original condition.