Possibly Jane Lauder, Lady Elphinstone
manner of Gerrit van Honthorst (Utrecht 1590 – Utrecht 1656)
Oil painting on wood, Possibly Jane Lauder Lady Elphinstone, in the manner of Gerrit van Honthorst (Utrecht 1590 – Utrecht 1656), 1653. A painted oval half-length portrait of a young woman, turned to the right, gazing at the spectator, with dark brown hair falling in ringlets on her right shoulder, wearing a low cut red bodice with puff sleves, and fondling a brooch at her bosom with her right hand. The possible sitter, Jane Lauder, Lady Elphinstone, eldest sister of Elizabeth Lauder and daughter of Richard Lauder and his wife Mary (or Mariota) Scott, Lady Halton (or Haltoun) married Sir Thomas Elphinstone of Calder Hall.
Acquired in 1948 by HM Government when Sir Lyonel, 4th Bt (1854 – 1952) and Sir Cecil Tollemache, 5th Bt (1886 – 1969) presented Ham House to the National Trust, and entrusted to the care of the Victoria & Albert Museum, until 1990, when returned to the care of the National Trust, and to which ownership was transferred in 2002
Ham House, The Dysart Collection (purchased by HM Government in 1948 and transferred to the National Trust in 2002)
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manner of Gerrit van Honthorst (Utrecht 1590 – Utrecht 1656), artist