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follower of Philip Mercier, Sarah Hussey Delaval as a Shepherdess

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)

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follower of Philip Mercier, Sarah Hussey Delaval as a Shepherdess, with frame

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
Doddington Hall
Title(s)
Sarah Hussey Delaval as a Shepherdess
Date
c.1750
Location
Drawing Room
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Overall height: 79 cm, Overall width: 64 cm
Artist
follower of Philip Mercier (1668-1760)
Catalogue Number
DN63

Description

Sarah Delaval was born 14 March 1742, second daughter of Captain Francis Blake Delaval (d. 1752) and Rhoda Apreece. She married on 20 January 1760 John Savile, first Baron Pollington, created first Earl of Mexborough in 1766. The present portrait, in which the sitter would appear to be around eight years old, probably dates from around 1750. The portrait, which has a fine rococo frame, is reminiscent stylistically of the French émigré artist Philip Mercier (c.1689–1760).

by Martin Postle

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