Lot Details

Lot 26
English School
17th Century
Portrait of a Lady in Mourning
Inscribed AE 57/1650 (ll)
Oil on Canvas
51 x 41 1/2 inches (129.5 x 105.5 cm)
Mrs. J. M. Hayward (according to a label on back)
This painting was formerly thought to be a portrait of Frances Thornhurst Jennings, mother of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough (1660-1744). However, the license for Frances Thornhurst's marriage in 1643 gives her age as "about 18," which would mean that she was born around 1625. She would thus have be roughly 25 years old in 1650, when this portrait was painted, not 57, the age of the sitter given in the inscription. This may represent another lady of the Jennings or Thornhurst family.

Estimate: $1,000 - $3,000

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Wax relined. Frame rubbing with corresponding areas of restoration. Scattered touches of restoration elsewhere. One repaired vertical tear about 2 inches long on the sitter's right cuff. Another repaired tear about 5 inches long rising from the lower edge of the lower right quadrant. Some shadows reinforced.

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Catalogue Info

Old Master Paintings | English & Continental Silver

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