Possibly Mary Bellwood, Mrs John Bourchier (1683-1746)
attributed to Jonathan Richardson the elder (London 1665 – London 1745)
Art / Oil paintings
Oil on canvas
952 x 833 mm (38 x 33 in)Order this image
Beningbrough Hall, North Yorkshire (Accredited Museum)
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The lustrous quality of Lady Mary’s white satin gown is enhanced by the powder blue lining and two strings of perfectly matched pearls.
Oil painting on canvas, Possibly Mary Bellwood, Mrs John Bourchier (1683-1746), attributed to Jonathan Richardson the elder (London 1665 – London 1745), circa 1720. A painted oval half-length portrait of a young woman, turned slightly to the left, head turned slightly to the right, gazing at the spectator, dark brown hair with a tress falling on her right shoulder, wearing an ivory satin wrap-around gown with a blue lining, over a low-cut white chemise. Wife of the builder of Beningbrough 1683-1746.
Probably consigned for restoration by Lewis Payan Dawnay to the Reynolds Galleries in 1892, when listed as 'Portrait of a Lady of the Time of Queen Anne'; house sale held by Curtis and Henson, June 1958, lot 1128, as "A bust portrait of Mildred, mother of John Bouchier (sic) of Beningbrough", "by or attributed to" Sir Godfrey Kneller; accepted in lieu of tax from HM Treasury, from the estate of Lady Chesterfield (1878 -1957) in 1958.
Marks and inscriptions
No.106 / Col. the Hon. L. P. Dawnay. Portrait of a lady of the time of Queen Anne. 31/10/92 p.291
Makers and roles
attributed to Jonathan Richardson the elder (London 1665 – London 1745), artist previously catalogued as attributed to British (English) School, artist