This magnificent portrait reflects the originality of Hamel's artistic approach, which he attributed to his three-year stay in Italy. The young lady, shown in a natural, informal pose, seems approachable. The background landscape is not linked to the sitter's identity: it serves rather to set off the figure and situate it in space. The painter has brought out the rich colours of the stylish garments, employing deep, warm-hued tones. The general mood of the picture is one of tranquil elegance.