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An Unknown Lady

British (English) School

Category

Art / Miniatures

Date

circa 1750 - 1760

Materials

Paper, Wood

Measurements

85 mm (H)75 mm (W)10 mm (D)

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Collection

Beningbrough Hall, North Yorkshire

NT 1191118

Caption

The artist has shown great skill by including the lace trimmings of the dress and cap and the curls of the Lady’s dark hair.

Summary

Portrait miniature, oil on panel, An Unknown Lady, by British (English) School, c.1750-1760). Oval. Head and shoulders portrait of a woman of about 20 to 30 years of age, turned to left, left profile, wearing a white dress with pink ribbons at her bosom, a small white lace cap and a lace choker. Dark hair.

Provenance

Gift from Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester together in May 2001 with 1191117. Bequeathed to Dorset County Museum with a large general collection from Mr RD Kitchingman of Pelhams, Chideock, Dorset in May 2001. Offered to Beningbrough Hall by Curator Richard de Peyer presumably on the basis of the Chesterfield connection as one of the miniatures has a modern pencil inscription 'Earl of Chesterfield' on the reverse. This information is based on some email correspondence that has come to light between NT's Roger Carr Whitworth (HBR) and Ray Barker (property Manager at Beningbrough Hall) found by C Hill when going through property files 2.5.2020

Makers and roles

British (English) School, artist

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