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attributed to Arthur Pond, Rhoda Delaval, née Apreece

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
Doddington Hall
Title(s)
Rhoda Delaval, née Apreece
Date
c.1735
Location
Drawing Room
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Overall height: 238 cm, Overall width: 145.5 cm
Artist
attributed to Arthur Pond (c.1705-1758)
Catalogue Number
DN53

Description

Rhoda Apreece (d. 1759), the sitter in the present portrait, married Captain Francis Blake Delaval in 1724. A version of this portrait, also attributed to Pond, but quite possibly attributable to Enoch Seeman, is at Seaton Delaval,1 and is dated c.1735. The present composition is also copied in the portrait of Susanna Delaval, née Robinson, in the Long Gallery at Doddington (DN86). In the late nineteenth century, when mentioned by Cole, the portrait hung in the Drawing Room, on the ‘south part of the eastern wall’.

by Martin Postle

Footnotes

  1. NT 1276768.

    1

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