Friedrich Tischbein was the cousin of Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, who painted the famous portrait of Goethe. The subject sits on a chair turned to the right and looks at the viewer self-confidently, and almost critically, turning her head to the left. She wears a white silk dress with a large, ruffled neckline and a blue bow. A gray wig covers her hair. Fashion suggests a dating towards the end of the 1780s. The open, self-confident spirit that speaks from the face reflects the social awakening at the end of the rococo.