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attributed to Arthur Pond, Rhoda Delaval

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
Doddington Hall
Title(s)
Rhoda Delaval
Date
? c.1735–40
Location
Drawing Room
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Overall height: 71 cm, Overall width: 49 cm
Artist
attributed to Arthur Pond (c.1705-1758)
Catalogue Number
DN54

Description

The portrait is of Rhoda Delaval (1725–1757), eldest daughter of Captain Francis Blake Delaval and Rhoda Apreece. She is presented in the guise of a shepherdess, a popular costume of the period in ‘fancy’ portraiture and masquerades. On stylistic grounds, and based on the sitter’s age, the portrait dates probably from the mid- to late 1730s. An attribution to Arthur Pond is suggested.

by Martin Postle

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