Possibly Lady Dorothy Savile, Countess of Burlington and Countess of Cork (1699-1758)
Michael Dahl (Stockholm 1656/9 – London 1743)
Art / Oil paintings
Oil on canvas
737 x 610 mm (29 x 24 in)
Place of origin
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Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)
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Oil painting on canvas, Possibly Lady Dorothy Savile, Countess of Burlington and Countess of Cork (1699-1758) by Michael Dahl (Stockholm 1656/9 – London 1743), circa 1720. Inscribed top right in gold: Lady Dorothy Saville / Daughter to the Marquis of Halifax / married to the Earl of Burlington. A half-length portrait of a young woman, facing, wearing white decollete dres with blue ribbon.
Possibly sent from Welbeck between 1811 and 1815 (hence only one picture of her in 1811 inventory); in Agar-Ellis 1817 catalogue of Hardwick Hall; thence by inheritance until, following the death of Edward William Spencer Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire (1895 - 1950), Hardwick Hall and its contents were accepted by HM Treasury in part payment of death duties and transferred to the National Trust, in 1959
Hardwick Hall, The Devonshire Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
top right Lady Dorothy Saville/Daughter to the Marquiss of Hallifax/married to the Earl/of Burlington.
Makers and roles
Michael Dahl (Stockholm 1656/9 – London 1743), artist manner of Sir Godfrey Kneller (Lübeck 1646/9 - London 1723), artist