An Unknown Lady, possibly Anne Paget, Lady Sharington (d.1608)
manner of Master of the Countess of Warwick (fl.1567-1569)
Anne Paget was the daughter of Grace Farrington and Robert Paget. Grace married, as her second husband, Sir William Sharington of Lacock (c.1495 – 1553). Anne married Sir William’s brother, Sir Henry Sharington (d.1581), therefore becoming her mother’s sister-in-law. This painting bears some stylistic similarities to a painting of Anne Russell, Countess of Warwick (Woburn Abbey). The artist has not yet been identified, so he has been labelled the ‘Master of the Countess of Warwick’.
Oil painting on panel, An Unknown Lady, possibly Anne Paget, Lady Sharington (d.1608), manner of the Master of the Countess of Warwick (fl.1567-1569). A three-quarter-length portrait, slightly right, wearing a brocade dress with high ruff and jeweled headdress, her hands clasped in front. The style of the costume suggests a date in the late 1560s.
given by Matilda Theresa Talbot (formerly Gilchrist-Clark) (1871 – 1958), who gave the Abbey, the village of Lacock and the rest of the estate to the National Trust in 1944, along with 96 of the family portraits and other pictures, in 1948
Lacock Abbey, The Talbot Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
manner of Master of the Countess of Warwick (fl.1567-1569), artist circle of Master of the Countess of Warwick (fl.1567-1569), artist