An Unknown Lady

British (English) School
National Trust Inventory Number 959481.2

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1700 - 1730
Materials Oil on canvas (oval)
Measurements 730 x 610 mm
Place of origin England
Collection Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and North East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas (oval), An Unknown Lady, British (English) School. A half-length oval portrait of a lady in a blue and brown parti-coloured dress fastened with clasps over a white under-dress (chemise), a tress of hair on one shoulder.


Purchased by the National Trust by private treaty sale from Lord St Oswald in 2010

Credit line

Nostell Priory, The St Oswald Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

British (English) School, artist
previously catalogued as circle of Henri Gascars (Paris 1634 – Rome 1701), artist
previously catalogued as school of Sir Godfrey Kneller (Lübeck 1646/9 - London 1723), artist


Brockwell 1915 Maurice Walter Brockwell, Catalogue of the Pictures and Other Works of Art in the Collection of Lord St Oswald at Nostell Priory, London 1915, cat. no.106A

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