Letitia Isabella Smith, Lady Robartes, later Countess of Radnor (c.1630-1714)
Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680) and Studio
Oil painting on canvas, Letitia Isabella Smith, Lady Robartes, later Countess Radnor (c.1630 - 1714) by Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680) and Studio. A three-quarter-length portrait of the 2nd wife of John Robartes, 1st Earl of Radnor. She is seated towards the left in front of a burgundy-red curtain, wearing a silver dress and blue robes adorned with pearls a and grey scarf with gold fringe and bands. Her head rests on the back of her right hand and her left hand is clasping drapery to her stomach.
Phillips, British & Victorian Paintings, sale, 19th Nov. 1991, lot 11, as The Countess of Radnor (unspecified), by Sir Peter Lely & Studio; bought by The National Trust for Lanhydrock.
Lanhydrock, The Robartes Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
Recto: In yellow, bottom left: Countess of Radnor Recto: On gilt label on frame: SIR PETER LELY/1618 - 1680
Makers and roles
Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680) and Studio, artist of original
Beckett 1951 R.B. Beckett, Lely, London 1951, p.58, no.426