The Hon. Anne Coventry, Lady William Savile, later Lady Thomas Chicheley (d.1662)
attributed to John Hayls (fl.before 1641 – London 1679)
Oil painting on canvas, Anne Coventry, Lady Savile later Lady Chicheley (d.1662), attributed to John Hayls (fl.before 1641 – London 1679) )previously school of Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680)), 1660. Three-quarter-length portrait of a young woman, seated, turned to the left, gazing at the spectator, long brown hair falling in ringlets on her shoulders, a single stand pearl necklet, wearing a blue-green décolleté dress, her right hand held towards a black page, half seen at the left, holding a bowl of fruit, her left hand holds a flower in her lap.
Original to the House
Marks and inscriptions
Anne, eldest daughter of Lord Keeper of Coventry, married to Sir W. Savile of Thornhill, Com. of York, and by him was mother to the first Marquis of Halifax, who was the last of that name. She afterwards married Sir Thomas Chicheley, and was his 2nd wife. This lady was eminent for her zealous and faithful services to King Charles I in his greatest troubles. Her daughter married Richard Legh. (Written on the back of the canvas and frame in ink- spacing not available)
Makers and roles
attributed to John Hayls (fl.before 1641 – London 1679), artist school of Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680), artist