The sitter, seated in a yellow silk gown trimmed with a pink bow playing the cello, is believed to be the artist Balthazar Denner’s eldest daughter Catharina (1715-1744), after his marriage to Esther Winter in Hamburg in 1712. She is also recognisable in another portrait of the Denner family in the Hamburg Kunsthalle, painted circa 1740 by the artist’s son, Jacob Denner (1722-1765). Oil on canvas in a period giltwood frame.
Height: 34.65 in. (88 cm)
Width: 29.53 in. (75 cm)