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circle of 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
Long Gallery
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Overall height: 75 cm, Overall width: 63 cm
Artist
circle of Arthur Pond (c.1705-1758)
Catalogue Number
DN100

Description

The sitter in the present portrait is unidentified. However, comparison with several adult portraits of Rhoda Blake Delaval, notably DN65, a portrait attributed to Arthur Pond (fig.1), and James McArdell’s mezzotint after Rhoda Delaval’s unlocated self-portrait,1 suggests that it may be the same sitter, here aged around twelve years old. The identity of the artist is unknown but may have been working in the circle of Arthur Pond.

c. 1750. Oil on canvas, 76.8  x 68.6 cm. National Portrait Gallery, London (NPG 5253).

Figure 1.
Arthur Pond, Rhoda Delaval, c. 1750. Oil on canvas, 76.8 x 68.6 cm. National Portrait Gallery, London (NPG 5253).


Digital image courtesy of National Portrait Gallery, London. (All rights reserved)

by Martin Postle

Footnotes

  1. NPG D562.

    1

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