An Unknown Lady
attributed to Maria Verelst (Vienna 1680 - London 1744)
Oil painting on canvas, An Unknown Lady (possibly Lady Annabel Grey, Lady Glenorchy), attributed Maria Verelst (Vienna 1680 - London 1744) A three-quarter-length portrait, seated, wearing a decolleté blue velvet dress with a slit in the front of the bodice. She has dark hair worn back, a belt at her waist and a white blouse. She rests her left elbow on a table, behind is a red drape. A photographic copy of this painting has written on the back: Daughter of Sir John and Katherine, Lady Harpur and therefore could be Anne, Jemina, Catherine or Mary Harpur, daughters of the fourth baronet.
Acquired with Calke Abbey's contents, with the aid of a grant provided by the National Heritage Memorial Fund, thanks to a special allocation of money from the Government and transferred in lieu of tax on the estate of Charles Jenney Harpur-Crewe (1917 - 1981) to the National Trust with the house that was given by Henry Jenney Harpur-Crewe (1921- 1991), in 1984
Calke Abbey, The Harpur Crewe Collection (acquired by the National Trust with the help of the help of the National Heritage Memorial Fund in 1984)
Makers and roles
attributed to Maria Verelst (Vienna 1680 - London 1744), artist