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English School, Unknown Lady

Photo courtesy of Tom St Aubyn (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
Raynham Hall
Title(s)
Unknown Lady
Date
c.1680–90
Location
The Duke of York Room
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Overall height: 74.5 cm, Overall width: 59.5 cm
Artist
English School
Catalogue Number
RN79

Description

The portrait may be a pendant to RN78 due to the similarity of the painter’s technique and the comparable size of the canvas. The sitter wears a white undergarment with tucker and a red dress held together at her left shoulder with three pearls. A green shawl is draped over her right arm and her right hand points towards her other shoulder. The whole is set within a feigned oval. The artist is unknown but is likely to have painted RN78, which may depict a sister, relative or close friend.

by Emily Knight

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