Studio of Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt (Delft 1567-1641)
A portrait of a lady, three-quarter length, age 25 inscribed 'Aetatis Suae 25' (upper left) oil on panel 36 x 26 1/2in (91.4 x 67.3cm)
PROVENANCE: Marie-Thérèse, comtesse de La Béraudière (according to label on the reverse).
Marie Therese Trinidad Brocheton, Comtesse de La Beraudiere (1872 1958) was a friend of the famous novelist, Marcel Proust, and the mistress of the wealthy Henri Charles, Comte de Greffuhle (1845 1932). She was the model for Proust's character Odette, the mistress of the Duc de Guermantes in his series of novels A La Recherche du temps perdu.