Queen Mary II (1662–1694), when Princess Mary of York, as Diana
after Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680)
Oil painting on canvas, Queen Mary II (1662–1694) when Princess Mary of York, as Diana, after Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680), circa 1672. She is depicted as Diana, the goddess of hunting. She is walking in a landscape drawing her bow and wearing a crescent moon on her head and is accompanied by a greyhound. She wears a sumptuous silk dress with a golden skirt and blue top. The painting is a copy after the original which has been in the Royal Collection since 1710 and another copy of which is in the Darlington Borough Art Collection.
Bequeathed to the National Trust, along with the house, furniture and other contents collected by Sir Walter Jenner, 2nd Bt (1860 - 1948), in 1949.
Lytes Cary Manor, The Jenner Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
after Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680), artist
Millar 1963 Oliver Millar, The Tudor Stuart and Early Georgian Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen, Oxford, 1963, 2 vols., No.249, p.122, illus 103