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John Vanderbank, Martha Lowth

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
Doddington Hall
Title(s)
Martha Lowth
Date
c.1720–30
Location
Ground Floor, Bottom Of Stairs & Lower Staircase To First Floor
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Overall height: 74 cm, Overall width: 62 cm
Artist
John Vanderbank (1694-1739)
Catalogue Number
DN32

Description

The portrait depicts Martha Lowth, daughter of William Lowth (1660–1732). She married Robert Eden DD (1701–1759) (DN29) and was the mother of Mary Eden (DN59). Oliver Millar, who inspected the portrait in 1952, noted: ‘Martha Louth: obscurely signed and dated: bust to l. front in a painted oval; in yellow with blue cloak: typical and unimportant’.1 The signature and date mentioned by Millar are no longer visible to the naked eye.

by Martin Postle

Footnotes

  1. Oliver Millar Notebook PMC: VIII, 193, Paul Mellon Centre Collection.

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