Oil painting on canvas, An Unknown Lady called Mary Hawtrey, Lady Bankes (1598-1661) but really Mary Brune, Lady Bankes (before 1646 - 1711), in the manner of Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641), circa 1640/50. A three-quarter-length portrait of a young woman, turned slightly to the right, gazing at the spectator, her left hand resting on a table on the right and her right hand holding a fold of her dress. Wearing a dark fur-edged dress with pink sleeves, pearl ear-pendants and necklace.
Acquired from 10th Lord Vernon in lieu of death-duties after the death of Francis Lawrence William Venables-Vernon, 9th Lord Vernon (1889 -1963) and transferred to the National Trust in 1967 through the National Land Fund
Sudbury Hall, The Vernon Collection (acquired through the National Land Fund and transferred to the National Trust in 1967)
Makers and roles
manner of Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641), artist