Oil painting on canvas, Ann Skory, Mrs Chaloner Chute, in the manner of Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641), inscribed in black ink on back of frame: Ann daur. of Sir J. Skory/1st Wife of Chaloner Chute/the Speaker. A half-length portrait, to left, wearing a black dress decorated with pearls, roses on a ledge in front. Daughter of Sir John Skory.
Commissioned by Chaloner Chute (c.1595-1659) and thence by descent; in 1842 Inventory, in the Chapel Parlour, as: "A Portrait (Anne, wife of Speaker Chute, in ditto [gilt frame]; In 1880s Notes, as: "Anne Skery, first wife of Speaker" (if not an 18th-century copy or pastiche,it is possible that this was the picture in the Pickenham inventory of circa 1720/30: : "his [Chaloner II - whose portrait is no. and whose 'Lady' is no. ] - Mother in black halfe Length".?) (although not in a Pickenham frame); bequeathed with The Vyne, estate and contents by Sir Charles Chute, 1st Bt (1879-1956)
The Vyne, The Chute Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
manner of Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641), artist