Lady Anna Maria Brudenell, Countess of Shrewsbury (1642-1702)
Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680) and Studio
Oil painting on canvas, Lady Anna Maria Brudenell, Countess of Shrewsbury (1642-1702) by Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680) and Studio, circa 1665-1670. A three-quarter-length portrait of a woman, turnd to the left gazing at the spectator, her brown hair dressed with pears at the back, she also has a pearl necklace and drop-pearl earrings. She is wearing a blue dress with white sleeves and a pale mauve gold-striped scarf draped over her right shoulder and falling in front, the folds of which she holds in front in both her hands. Behind and on the right is a stone pedestal on which there sits a marble bust of a man in in profile to left. On left a heavy orange drape, gathered up in folds.
The Viscounts Astor, Cliveden; given by Waldorf, 2nd Viscount (1879–1952), with the house and grounds, to the National Trust, in 1942
Cliveden, The Astor Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680) and Studio, artist
Burghclere, George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, 1903, p. 152 Piper 1963 David Piper, Catalogue of Seventeenth-Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, Cambridge, 1963 , p. 318