Possibly Elizabeth Chicheley, Mrs Legh
Jacob Huysmans (Antwerp c.1630 – London 1696)
Oil painting on canvas, Possibly Elizabeth Chicheley, Daughter of Thomas Chicheley & married Richard Legh 1661, studio of Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680), 1665. A three-quarter-length portrait of a young woman, seated, turned to right, gazing at the spectator, with dark hair, drawn back, with ringlets framing her face, drop pearl earrings and a single strand short pearl necklace. She wears a tan silk décolleté gown and dropped full sleeves, with three jewelled bows down the front of the bodice, a white chemise is worn beneath and a rust coloured cloak is draped over her left arm, falling behind her and held in right hand, in which she also holds a shepherd's crook. Her left hand rests on the head of a sheep. She sits in a dark wooded setting.
Original to the house.
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Jacob Huysmans (Antwerp c.1630 – London 1696), artist studio of Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680), artist