Diana Wynne, Mrs Philip Yorke I (1748-1805) as a Widow

Joseph Allen (Birmingham 1770 – Erdington 1839)
National Trust Inventory Number 1151380

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1804 - 1805
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1245 x 978 mm (49 x 38 1/2 in)
Place of origin England
Collection Erddig, Wrexham (Accredited Museum)
On show at Erddig, Wrexham, Wales, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Diana Wynne, Mrs Philip Yorke I (1748-1805) as a Widow by Joseph Allen (Birmingham 1770 – Erdington 1839), 1804/5. A three-quarter length portrait of the second wife of Philip Yorke I, seated to the right, in an early 18th century chair; as a widow. Her hands clasped on her lap.


In an undated 19th century Erddig inventory as "Mrs Yorke of Dyffrynaled, Allen (Copy)" and thence by descent;given by Philip Yorke III (1905 – 1978) along with the estate, house and contents to the National Trust in 1973

Credit line

Erddig, The Yorke Collection (National Trust)

Marks and inscriptions

Verso: Paper label on frame: N-ALED, Co.DENBIGH - Copied from ALLEN

Makers and roles

Joseph Allen (Birmingham 1770 – Erdington 1839), artist


Erddig 1800-29 Inventory of contents of Erddig, 1800-1829, "Mrs. Yorke of Dyffrynaled, Allen (Copy)"
Erddig 1914 Chronicles of Erthig on the Dyke by Albina Lucy Cust, (2 vols) 1914 , vol. II, p.220 (as the replica of a portrait by Gainsborough!)
Steegman 1957 John Steegman, A Survey of Portraits in Welsh Houses Vol.I: North Wales, Cardiff 1957, p.95 "PORTRAITS AT ERDDIG, WREXHAM 12. DIANA (WYNNE), MRS YORKE (1748-1805). Dau. and heiress of Piers Wynne of Dyffryn Aled, Denbighshire; widow of Ridgeway Owen Meyrick of Bodorgan; 2nd w. of Philip Yorke of Erddig (see no.10), to whom she m. 1782. Joseph Allen, 1804-5. TQL., seated r, as a widow; her hands clasped on her lap. Replica."

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Periods 19th century (173945)
Maker Joseph Allen (Birmingham 1770 – Erdington 1839) (20)
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