Portrait of Lady Jane Ellenborough
Portrait of Lady Jane Ellenborough c1831 by German Painter Joseph Karl Stieler (1781 – 1858); is known for his portraits of mid nineteenth century royalty.
This is a beautiful portrait of Lady Jane Ellenborough gazing skywards from a balcomy that over sees a grand coastal landscape with mountains and grasslands in the far distance.
Behind her is a deep red velvet drape with gold lock accents in the front and rear supported with gold rope.
She is wearing a deep blue off shoulder dress and a large gold rope chain around the shoulder area of the dress that compliments the gold headpiece she is wearing that highlights her hair and golden lock curls.
Lady Jane Ellenborough was born Jane Elizabeth Digby (1807 – 1881), to Admiral Henry Digby (1770 – 1842) and Lady Jane Elizabeth Coke, and gained fame during her incredible love life and lifestyle; having four hudsbands and a multitude of lovers.
I have another portrait of Jane Digby painted by William Charles Ross that you can also view in this gallery.
This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.
Info Below From Wikipedia.org
Joseph was born in the city of Mainz, Germany to a long-established family of engravers, punchcutters and die makers; receiving some artistic training from his father, August Friedrich Stieler (1736 – 1789).
After the untimely death of his father, Joseph Karl autodidactically completed his apprenticeship and began his career as a painter of miniatures, which were increasingly sought after by the bourgeois circles.
After Mainz had been occupied by French revolutionary troops in 1792, Stieler followed the expelled court of Prince-Archbishop Friedrich Karl Joseph von Erthal to Aschaffenburg.
Here he met with the later Archbishop Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg, who became his most important patron and sponsor.
From 1802 to 1805 he attended the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in the master class of Heinrich Füger. Stieler’s portrait style was most especially shaped during his work in the Parisian atelier of François Gérard, a student of Jacques-Louis David.