Portrait of a young girl, half-length, in a feigned wreath

Sebastián de Herrera Barnuevo succeeded Juan Bautista Martínez del Mazo as Pintor de Cámara in 1667 and painted a number of portraits of the kings and members of the court that are stylistically related to the present work. The rather smooth, polished execution of the present painting, as well as the exuberance of the costume and hairstyle all suggest a date of around 1670.

We are grateful to Professor William Jordan for suggesting this attribution on the basis of photographs (private communication, 8 October 2012).

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CHARLES AND NONIE DE LIMUR, SAN FRANCISCO