William MS Doyle (1769-1828) American, Lived/Active Boston area, Massachusetts

William MS Doyle (1769-1828) American, Lived/Active Boston area, Massachusetts
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William MS Doyle (1769-1828) American, Lived/Active Boston area, Massachusetts
Portrait of a Young Woman in a White Dress with Ruffled Collar
Attributed to William Doyle
Ca. 1800-1820.
Pastel on paper
29" x 25" framed
Provenance: Private Collection, Cape Cod, Purchased in 1974

William Doyle spent most of his career painting portraits of prominent Bostonians. He was known for painting miniatures, pastels, crayon as well as silhouette portraits. His pastels are distinctive from the modelled or halo-effect in the background of his subjects. This portrait of a young woman with almond-shaped eyes, slight smile and posturing are attributes of Doyle's work.
Dimensions: 
29" x 25" framed
Item ID: WoA-WoP-PP 036