A Lady as a Shepherdess

attributed to Caspar Netscher (Heidelberg 1639 – The Hague 1684)
National Trust Inventory Number 1535127

Category Paintings
Date circa 1681
Materials Oil on panel
Measurements 356 x 267 mm (14 x 10 1/2 in)
Place of origin The Hague
Collection Ascott Estate, Buckinghamshire
On show at Ascott Estate, Buckinghamshire, London and South East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on panel, A Lady as a Shepherdess, attributed to Caspar Netscher (Heidelberg 1639 – The Hague 1684), circa 1681. A full-length portrait, facing, her left arm resting on the basin of a fountain, her right caressing a lamb; a parrot is perched on the fountain; she wears an embroidered red dress and grey bodice. An exact replica is signed and dated 1681 and was in the the Lilienfeld Collection in Vienna in 1917. On the back is a seal inscribed: 'Le Roy'.

Provenance

Baron Lionel de Rothschild; given to the National Trust by Anthony de Rothschild (1887- 1961) with the house in 1949

Credit line

Ascott, The Anthony de Rothschild Collection (National Trust)

Marks and inscriptions

Verso: Seal inscribed 'Le Roy'

Makers and roles

attributed to Caspar Netscher (Heidelberg 1639 – The Hague 1684), artist

References

Ascott, Buckinghamshire, Scala, 2008 by John Martin Robinson and others [pictures entries by Karin Wolfe on basis of Gore entries, 1963 with contributions from Alastair Laing] , no. 109

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Periods 17th century (33019)
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Subjects
Object Type Oil painting (12931)

Record Status

Enhanced

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