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Oil painting - Ann Lee, wife of Sir Henry Lee of Ditchley
  • Ann Lee, wife of Sir Henry Lee of Ditchley
    Peter Lely, born 1618 - died 1680
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Ann Lee, wife of Sir Henry Lee of Ditchley

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain, United Kingdom (painted)

  • Date:

    late 18th century (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Peter Lely, born 1618 - died 1680 (style of, artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    The Lady Bettine Abingdon Collection. Bequeathed by Mrs T. R. P. Hole

  • Museum number:

    P.18-1987

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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Physical description

Portrait of Ann Lee, wife of Sir Henry Lee of Ditchley. Bust length portrait, in decollete red and grey dress, inside a painted oval. Second half of the 17th century. Inscribed Ann L:y Lee, wife of Sr Henry Lee, of Ditchley in Com.Oxon Dau: of Sr Henry Danvers.

Place of Origin

Great Britain, United Kingdom (painted)

Date

late 18th century (painted)

Artist/maker

Peter Lely, born 1618 - died 1680 (style of, artist)

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas

Marks and inscriptions

'Ann L:y Lee, wife of Sr Henry Lee, of Ditchley in Com.Oxon Dau: of Sr Henry Danvers.'

Dimensions

Height: 72 cm estimate, Width: 60 cm estimate

Object history note

Part of The Lady Bettine Abingdon Collection. Bequeathed by Mrs T. R. P. Hole. 1987

Historical significance: Ann was the niece of Sir Henry Danvers (b.1633) and great-niece of Sir John Danvers (1588?-1655); she married Sir Henry Lee of Ditchley Park, near Spelsbury, Oxfordshire in 1655 (see DNB, 'Sir John Danvers'). Their daughter, Eleanor married the first Earl of Abingdon (see Notes and Queries, 2nd ser. IX, pp. 88-89). The Hole Bequest includes portraits from the Abingdon family. See P.26-1987 and P.29-1987.

Descriptive line

Oil on canvas, 'Portrait of Ann Lee, wife of Sir Henry Lee of Ditchley', style of Sir Peter Lely, ca. 1750- ca. 1800

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

The Bettine, Lady Abingdon Collection; The Bequest of Mrs T.R.P. Hole - A Handbook, Sarah Medlam, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1996, cat. no. P.6

Materials

Canvas; Oil

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Lee, Henry (Sir,); Lee, Ann

Categories

Portraits; Paintings

Collection code

PDP

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