Anne Bedingfeld (1651/2-1701) as a Carmelite Nun
Oil painting on canvas, Anne Bedingfeld (1651/2-1701) as a Carmelite Nun, Flemish School, late 17th century. A three-quarter-length figure of a young woman, standing and wearing the habit of a Carmelite nun, turned slightly to the right, gazing at the spectator. A prayer-book is held in her right hand which rests on the fingers of her left hand. At the right is a gilt-bronze bust of the Virgin of Sorrows (pierced by a sword - after ?Duquesnoy ?). A small drapery, like a curtain, is on the left. Inscription, top left, reads 'Anne, daughter of Sir Henry Bedingfeld, a nun at Ghent in Flanders'. Caption below this late seventeenth-century portrait states 'Anne Bedingfeld, daughter of 1st Baronet, Carmelite nun at Lierre...'
Given to the National Trust by Sybil Lyne-Stephens, Lady Paston-Bedingfeld (1883 – 1985), 1961
Marks and inscriptions
Anne, daughter of Sir Henry Bedingfeld, a nun at Ghent in Flanders (and) Anne Bedingfeld, daughter of 1st Baronet, Carmelite nun at Lierre
Makers and roles
Flemish School, artist