Beautiful and charming painting dating back to the eighteenth century and which represents a young woman reading a letter in the light of a candle: we guess that this is a private letter because we distinguish a small case ring on the table (as a lover's gift) where the portrait of a man is on the cover / see detail cliché 6. This is a theme that seems to have had a lot of success under the old regime, which explains the replicas realized by Jean Raoux himself but also certainly by artists of his workshop and followers .. note: one of the attractions of the work proposed here is its originality because it is reversed compared to known versions and we will also notice the presence of a candle that creates a beautiful chiaroscuro effect and reinforces the feeling of mystery and intimacy.Panel size (wood): 21 cm x 17 cm / frame: 25 cm x 20 cm ... Some small gaps and traces of old varnish that has a little disaggregated in some places (see detail at the neckline) ask me to other pictures if needed. The item "the reading lamp.Montreal workshop & follower jean raoux 1677-1734" is on sale since Sunday, October 21, 2018. It is in the category "art, antiquities \ art of the nineteenth and before \ paintings, enamels ". The seller is "hervg7642" and is located in alissas. This item can be shipped to the following countries: europe, asia, australia.