Anne Brett, Countess of Middlesex (c.1600 - 1669/70)

studio of Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641)
National Trust Inventory Number 129892

Category Paintings
Date 1630 - 1669
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 2172 x 1308 mm (85 1/2 x 51 1/2 in)
Place of origin
Collection Knole, Kent (Accredited Museum)
On show at Knole, Kent, London and South East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Anne Brett, Countess of Middlesex (c.1600 - 1669/70), studio of Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641). Full length, turned to the left, gazing at the spectator, her left hand holds up a fold of her dress as she steps forward onto a step and the fingers of her right hand dipped into a fountain on the left. She has brown hair dressed with jewels, drop-pearl earrings and a single strand pearl necklet. She is wearing a long white satin dress with wide green lined sleeves pinned back with jewels which also embelish the bodice of her dress. A large rock forms the background on the right and a distant sky can be seen on the left behind the fountain.

Provenance

On loan from the Trustees of the Sackville Estate

Makers and roles

studio of Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641), artist
previously attributed to Daniel Mytens the elder (Delft c.1590 – The Hague 1648), artist

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Place of origin
Materials Paint (29537)
Wood (126078)
Category Paintings (12594)
Collection Knole, Kent (Accredited Museum) (1553)
Periods 17th century (32684)
Maker Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641) (362)
Daniel Mytens the elder (Delft c.1590 – The Hague 1648) (56)
Subjects Anne Brett, Countess of Middlesex (c.1600 - 1669/70) (2)
Object Type Oil painting (10952)

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