Painted in gouache in a frame that suggests it’s original because it is of the same vintage as her dress. Properly made gilt frame with the red underpainting which should always be applied to make the gold glow.
Yes the velvet and passementerie on display appeal to me, the old textile fan (of course !) But I like to weave stories around her enigmatic expression and her history.
Trevor & I did speculate that we could pass her off as an ancestor, maybe my Welsh great, great, grandmother? She has my mother’s colouring, the pale skinned, dark haired Celtic type . What do you think?