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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: 72 cm, Overall width: 59.5 cm
Artist
English School
Catalogue Number
RN78

Description

The portrait, set in a feigned oval, represents a young woman wearing a yellow dress over a white shift fastened with jewels, with a brown cloak over her left arm. The style of dress, introduced to British portraiture by Sir Peter Lely, was popular during the late seventeenth century and suggests a date of about 1680–90. The identity of the artist is unknown but is likely to have painted RN79, which may depict a sister, relative or close friend.

by Emily Knight

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