Elizabeth Phelips, Mrs Edward Phelips III (1689-1750)

attributed to Bartholomew Dandridge (London 1691 – London c.1754)
National Trust Inventory Number 597936

Category Paintings
Date 1730 (inscribed)
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 762 x 635 mm (30 x 25in)
Place of origin
Collection Montacute House, Somerset (Accredited Museum)
On show at Montacute House, Somerset, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Elizabeth Phelips, Mrs Edward Phelips III (1689-1750) attributed to Bartholomew Dandridge (1691–c.1754), inscribed with sitters name and dated 1730. A painted oval portrait a young woman, double-chin, half-length turned to left gazing at spectator. Her pale brown hair is dressed on top with a centre parting, a single ringlet falling on her right shoulder. She wears a grey satin wrap-over gown low neckline with modesty-frilled white chemise. Daughter of Sir Edward Phelips III (1638-1699) and Edith Blake his second wife; Elizabeth married Edward Phelips IV (1678-1734) as his 2nd wife. Elizabeth Phelips and her son, Edward Phelips V (1725-1797), played an important role in the development of Montacute.

Provenance

On loan from the Phelips family since 1931; purchased with the aid of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the V&A Museums and Galleries Commission Purchase Grant Fund in 1989.

Credit line

Montacute House, The Phelips Collection (The National Trust)

Marks and inscriptions

Recto: inscribed bottom left on painted oval: Eliz. Phelips / 1730
Recto: Gilt tablet affixed to bottom of frame, inscribed: Elizabeth Phelips / 1689-1750

Makers and roles

attributed to Bartholomew Dandridge (London 1691 – London c.1754), artist

References

Montacute House, Somerset, 1979 [The National Trust; Dudley Dodd] 1979, p.32. Illustrated. Caption: "Elizabeth Phelips (1689-1750)"
Montacute House, Somerset, 1991 [The National Trust; Malcolm Rogers] 1991, p.62 "LORD CURZON'S BEDROOM PAINTINGS Elizabeth Phelips, Mrs Edward Phelips (1689-1750) Second daughter of Sir Edward Phelips (1638-99). She married her cousin Edward Phelips (1678-1734) as his second wife. See another portrait in Screens Passage. Unknown artist, 1730."
Montacute House, Somerset, 1986 [The National Trust; Dudley Dodd] 1979, revised 1986 , p.32. Illustrated. Caption: "Elizabeth Phelips (1689-1750)"
Montacute House, Somerset, 1986-1987 [The National Trust; Dudley Dodd] 1979, revised 1986 reprinted 1987 , p.32. Illustrated. Caption: "Elizabeth Phelips (1689-1750)"
Montacute House, Somerset, 1997 [The National Trust; Malcolm Rogers] 1991, revised 1997 , p.63 "LORD CURZON'S ROOM PAINTINGS Elizabeth Phelips, Mrs Edward Phelips (1689-1750) Second daughter of Sir Edward Phelips (1638-99). She married her cousin Edward Phelips (1678-1734) as his second wife. See another portrait in Screens Passage. Unknown artist, 1730."
Montacute House, Somerset, 2004-2006 [The National Trust; Malcolm Rogers] 2000, revised 2004, reprinted 2005, 2006, p.51 "LORD CURZON'S ROOM PAINTINGS Elizabeth Phelips, Mrs Edward Phelips (1689-1750) Second daughter of Sir Edward Phelips (1638-99). She married her cousin Edward Phelips (1678-1734) as his second wife. See another portrait in Screens Passage. Attributed to Bartholomew Dandridge (1691-c.1755), 1730."

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Category Paintings (12603)
Collection Montacute House, Somerset (Accredited Museum) (1836)
Periods 18th century (85097)
Maker Bartholomew Dandridge (London 1691 – London c.1754) (15)
Subjects Elizabeth Phelips, Mrs Edward Phelips IV (1689-1750) (1)
Object Type Oil painting (11497)

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