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Portrait miniature - Unknown Woman, said to be Frances Jennings, later Duchess of Tyrconnell
  • Unknown Woman, said to be Frances Jennings, later Duchess of Tyrconnell
    Gibson, Richard
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Unknown Woman, said to be Frances Jennings, later Duchess of Tyrconnell

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    England (painted)

  • Date:

    1672-1675 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gibson, Richard (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

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

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    P.5-1942

  • Gallery location:

    Portrait Miniatures, Room 90a, The International Music and Art Foundation Gallery, case 6

Physical description

Portrait, half-length, of a woman, nearly left profile and looking to front; the sitter is wearing a necklace of pearls and a dress adorned with jewellery.

Place of Origin

England (painted)

Date

1672-1675 (painted)

Artist/maker

Gibson, Richard (artist)

Materials and Techniques

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

Marks and inscriptions

'No6'
Inscribed in ink, on the back, by an old hand

'D'; '184'; 'N26' and '2'
Inscribed more recently on the back

Dimensions

Height: 71 mm, Width: 60 mm

Object history note

Provenance: Buccleuch Collection; purchased as part of a group by the NACF in 1942 and presented to the Museum.

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of an unknown woman, ca. 1672-1675, watercolour on vellum, painted by Richard Gibson.

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

Murdoch, John. Seventeenth-century English Miniatures in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: The Stationery Office, 1997.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1942, London: HMSO, 1955.

Materials

Watercolour; Vellum

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Pearls; Woman; Necklace; Jewellery

Categories

Portraits; Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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