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Title Miss Walpole
Collection University of Dundee Museum Services
Artist Lely, Peter (Dutch painter and draftsman, 1618-1680, active in England)
Date Earliest 1638
Date Latest 1680
Description Portrait in typical Lely fashion of a young lady, Miss Walpole, in a brown dress, wearing a pearl necklace and holding some orange blossoms. The portrait belonged to the Bowyer Smith family, who claimed the sitter was a friend of the family and related to Sir Robert Walpole.
Current Accession Number ARTS:77
Subject portrait; figure (girl)
Measurements 122 x 97 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Dr James Nicoll 1951.
Provenance Bowyer Smith family, Hill Hall, Theydon Mount, Epping, Essex; their sale, Christie's, 29 April 1932, lot 104, bought by Nicoll (sale included 17 other works attributed to Lely).
Principal Exhibitions Tower Foyer Gallery Opening Exhibition, University of Dundee, 2001.
Rights Owner University of Dundee
Author Matthew Jarron
 

 

 

 

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