Lady Penelope Spencer (1642-1667)

after Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680)
National Trust Inventory Number 1129232

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1660 - 1667
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 840 x 680 mm
Place of origin
Collection Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire, Midlands, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Lady Penelope Spencer (1642-1667), after Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680). A three-quarter-length portrait, almost facing, wearing yellow dress and blue cloak, a spaniel at either side.


In Swift 1811 inventory and thence by descent 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

Credit line

Hardwick Hall, The Devonshire Collection (National Trust)

Marks and inscriptions

on right, by sitter's left elbow Lady P. Spencer

Makers and roles

after Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680), artist

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Materials Canvas (10115)
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Collection Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum) (6110)
Periods 17th century (33416)
Maker Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680) (324)
Subjects Lady Penelope Spencer (1642-1667) (1)
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Record Status


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