A Dead Child

British (English) School
National Trust Inventory Number 1210313

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1600
Materials Oil on panel
Measurements 425 x 543 mm (16 3/4 x 21 3/8 in)
Place of origin
Collection Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk (Accredited Museum)
Not on show

Summary description

Oil painting on panel, A Dead Child (thought to be one of the children of the 3rd Baronet and Lady Elizabeth Bedingfeld [died 1751]) by English School, circa 1600. A head-and-shoulders portrait of a dead child lying recumbent its head restong on a lace-edged pillow embroidered with leaves. The matching top sheet is turned back over a crimson coverlet. A wreath of flowers adorns the child's head and sprigs of yew are placed in its hands, lying on the coverlet. Flowers and more foliage (rosemary and rue?) are strewn about the bed which is framed by a pair of partly-drawn crimson curtains.White catalogue number '81' l.r.


In 1913 list, no. 81 as 'Dead Baby'; presented to the National Trust by Sybil Lyne-Stephens, Lady Paston-Bedingfeld (1883 – 1985), 1952

Makers and roles

British (English) School, artist

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Place of origin
Materials Panel (364)
Category Art / Oil paintings (12632)
Collection Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk (Accredited Museum) (1757)
Periods 16th century (6315)
Maker British (English) School (3778)
Subjects Children (406)
Object Type Oil painting (14421)

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