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This portrait is likely to be of Princesse Jeanne de Savoie-Soissons (1665–1705). She was the daughter of Prince Eugene Maurice de Savoie, Count of Soissons and Dreux (1635–1673) and Olimpia Mancini (1640–1708). Mademoiselle de Soissons was a member of the French and Italian royal families and is depicted wearing ermine, which only royalty and the aristocracy was allowed to wear. Ermine are part of the weasel family.
oil on canvas
H 40 x W 30 cm
gift from Lord Leverhulme, 1916