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.
On loan from the Trustees of the Sackville Estate
Makers and roles
studio of Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641), artist
previously catalogued as after Daniel Mytens the elder (Delft c.1590 – The Hague 1648), artist