France, mid. of 18th cent.Tempera on ivory, framed behind glass. Wood frame, partly carved and coloured. In an elegant rococo-dress a young lady sitting at an fine carved, ornamental desk, reading, surrounded by books, a globe and musical instrument . Stress crack. Made after the Portrait of Maurice Quentin de la Tour from 1755, Louvre, Paris. Not opened. Measurements 11,5 x 11 cm, frame 22 x 21 cm.