An Unknown Lady
British (English) School
Art / Miniatures
circa 1750 - 1760
85 mm (H)75 mm (W)10 mm (D)Order this image
Beningbrough Hall, North Yorkshire (Accredited Museum)
The artist has shown great skill by including the lace trimmings of the dress and cap and the curls of the Lady’s dark hair.
Portrait miniature, oil on panel, An Unknown Lady, by British (English) School, c.1750-1760). Oval. Head and shoulders portrait of a woman of about 20 to 30 years of age, turned to left, left profile, wearing a white dress with pink ribbons at her bosom, a small white lace cap and a lace choker. Dark hair.
Gift from Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester together in May 2001 with 1191117. Bequeathed to Dorset County Museum with a large general collection from Mr RD Kitchingman of Pelhams, Chideock, Dorset in May 2001. Offered to Beningbrough Hall by Curator Richard de Peyer presumably on the basis of the Chesterfield connection as one of the miniatures has a modern pencil inscription 'Earl of Chesterfield' on the reverse. This information is based on some email correspondence that has come to light between NT's Roger Carr Whitworth (HBR) and Ray Barker (property Manager at Beningbrough Hall) found by C Hill when going through property files 2.5.2020
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist