Called Margaret Paston, Lady Bedingfeld (c.1618-1702)

British (English) School
National Trust Inventory Number 1210282

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1640 - 1650
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 953 x 737 mm (37 1/2 x 29 in)
Place of origin
Collection Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk (Accredited Museum)
On show at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk, East of England, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Called Margaret Paston, Lady Bedingfeld (c.1618-1702), British (English) School, inscribed with name of sitter, in large yellow script, b.l.: Margaret Paston, Lady Bedingfeld/Obiit 1702, circa 1640-50. A three-quarter-length portrait of a middle-aged widow, standing, turned to the left, gazing at the spectator, her right hand extended and holding a closed fan. She wears a black decollete dress with lace cuffs and a transparent lace-edged fichu tied round her neck. She wears pearls at her throat, and drop-earrings and a pearl-knotted, black velvet bow at her breast. Her small, flat cap of black lace perches on a centre parting in her frizzy coiffure.


by descent from 1st Baronet to 9th Baronet; presented to the National Trust by Sybil Lyne-Stephens, Lady Paston-Bedingfeld (1883 – 1985), 1952

Marks and inscriptions

Recto: Margaret Paston Lady Bedingfeld
Recto: White catalogue number 122 or 174 l.l.

Makers and roles

British (English) School, artist

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Place of origin
Materials Canvas (10115)
Category Art / Oil paintings (12632)
Collection Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk (Accredited Museum) (1757)
Periods 17th century (33416)
Maker British (English) School (3778)
Subjects Margaret Paston, Lady Bedingfeld (c.1618-1702) (1)
Object Type Oil painting (14421)

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