A Child in a Garden
British (English) School
Oil painting on canvas, A Child in a Garden, English School, circa 1690. Previously attributed to Henry Gascars or circle of Largilliere. A child, possibly a member of the recusant Throckmorton family, in exile in St Germain, France, standing full-length in a formal garden, with a dog, wearing an embroidered dress with lace bonnet holding a rose in her left hand, her right reaching to the dog. A fountain is flowing in the background and a house can be seen beyond.
Purchased by National Trust in 2006 through private treaty sale
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist previously catalogued as attributed to French School, artist attributed to Henri Gascars (Paris 1634 – Rome 1701), artist previously catalogued as circle of Nicolas Largillière (Paris 1656 - Paris 1746), artist