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Portrait miniature - A Woman, perhaps Anne Palmer, Countess of Sussex
  • A Woman, perhaps Anne Palmer, Countess of Sussex
    Rosse, Susannah Penelope
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A Woman, perhaps Anne Palmer, Countess of Sussex

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    England (painted)

  • Date:

    1680-1685 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rosse, Susannah Penelope (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on vellum put down on a leaf from a table-book

  • Museum number:

    450-1892

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case RMC, shelf 7, box A

Physical description

Portrait of a woman, half-length, facing to front, head turned slightly to right; oval on a rectangular sheet. Features softly indicated in pale brown with some touches of grey-blue for the shadows, dark blue in the eyes and red in the lips, on a very pale off white carnation ground; hair in broad grey and dark brown 'rolls' over pale brown wash; lines of dress indicated in very pale brown wash; background a cloudy blue-grey wash to the right, to the left a solid dark brown; on vellum put down on a leaf from a table-book.

Place of Origin

England (painted)

Date

1680-1685 (painted)

Artist/maker

Rosse, Susannah Penelope (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on vellum put down on a leaf from a table-book

Marks and inscriptions

'L /Countess Sussex'
Inscribed on the back in graphite

Dimensions

Height: 90 mm sheet, Width: 70 mm sheet, Height: 72 mm oval, Width: 58 mm oval

Object history note

Provenance: Presumably acquired from Cooper's estate by the Rosses, or perhaps by Priestman (see Rosse, Cat. No. 143) and perhaps in the Michael Rosse sale, 2 April 1723; eventually purchased by Edwin [Durning] Lawrence before 1862, and sold by him to the Museum for £525 in 1892.

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of a woman, perhaps Anne Palmer, Countess of Sussex, watercolour on vellum by Susannah-Penelope Rosse, 1680-1685.

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

Murdoch, John. Seventeenth-century English Miniatures in the Collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London: The Stationery Office in association with the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1997.

Materials

Watercolour; Vellum

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Woman

Categories

Images Online; Paintings; Portraits; Hair and hairstyles

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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