Susanna Gale, Lady Gardner (1749-1823)

after Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792)
National Trust Inventory Number 1441498

Category Paintings
Date 1763 - 1799
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 2007 x 1168 mm (79 x 46 in)
Place of origin
Collection Clandon Park, Surrey (Accredited Museum)
On show at Clandon Park, Surrey, London and South East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Susanna Gale, later Lady Gardner (1749-1823) after Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792). Full-length portrait of a youg girl, turned to the left, gazing at the spectator, wearing a white dress with a pink gown decorated with serpentine ruched robings. She holds a red rose in her right hand. Landscape setting with large trees. Portrait of the wife of Alan Gardner RN, Baron Gardner of Uttoxeter, Admiral of the Red. Great grandmother of 5th Earl of Onslow and daughter of Francis Gale of Liguanea, Jamaica (see possible portrait of him, called 'Colonel Isaac Gale', at Montacute). A copy of the 1763 portrait in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne made before the original was reduced in size.

Provenance

acquired by the Ministry of Works from Gwendolen, Countess of Iveagh, in 1956, and transferred to the National Trust by H.M. Treasury in 1977.

Makers and roles

after Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792), artist

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Place of origin
Materials Canvas (9982)
Category Paintings (12561)
Collection Clandon Park, Surrey (Accredited Museum) (3041)
Periods 18th century (84810)
Maker Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792) (807)
Subjects Susanna Gale, Lady Gardner (1749-1823) (1)
Object Type Oil painting (10780)

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