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Lady Katherine Tufton

Portrait Miniature
1707 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Portrait of a woman, head and shoulders, facing to front, the head turned slighly to left. Features stippled in brown and sanguine, with blue-green shadow and some opaque heightening, on a pale carnation ground; hair washed and hatched and stippled in brown and grey, with some gouache for the lights; dress in opaque blue wash, heightened with white, and the chemise in white, hatched and shadowed with grey; background a thick dark brown wash to the left, lightening to olive green to the right; on vellum put down on a leaf from a table-book.

Frame: Eighteenth-century gold and silver-gilt locket, the convex back in silver-gilt, the sides of gold strip grooved with a deep channel and holding the back of the locket in a bezel; the flat glass set in a rebate at the front, and the outside chased with thread mouldings rising to a central arris; the hanger removed, and the whole set in a turned black wooden frame with a brass backplate. The latter is engraved: 22 / L.Crosse /Eliz.th Greville/ L.dy Guildford.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour on vellum put down on a leaf from a table-book
Brief Description
Portrait miniature of Lady Katherine Tufton, watercolour on vellum, painted by Peter Cross, 1707.
Physical Description
Portrait of a woman, head and shoulders, facing to front, the head turned slighly to left. Features stippled in brown and sanguine, with blue-green shadow and some opaque heightening, on a pale carnation ground; hair washed and hatched and stippled in brown and grey, with some gouache for the lights; dress in opaque blue wash, heightened with white, and the chemise in white, hatched and shadowed with grey; background a thick dark brown wash to the left, lightening to olive green to the right; on vellum put down on a leaf from a table-book.



Frame: Eighteenth-century gold and silver-gilt locket, the convex back in silver-gilt, the sides of gold strip grooved with a deep channel and holding the back of the locket in a bezel; the flat glass set in a rebate at the front, and the outside chased with thread mouldings rising to a central arris; the hanger removed, and the whole set in a turned black wooden frame with a brass backplate. The latter is engraved: 22 / L.Crosse /Eliz.th Greville/ L.dy Guildford.
Dimensions
  • Height: 85mm
  • Width: 68mm
Dimensions taken from John Murdoch Seventeenth-century English Miniatures in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: The Stationery Office, 1997.
Content description
Portrait of a woman, head and shoulders, facing to front, the head turned slighly to left.
Styles
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'PC' (Signed in gold, lower centre right)
  • 'Lady Katherine / Tufton/ P Cross fec / 1707' (Inscribed by the artist in graphite on the back)
Credit line
Alan Evans Bequest, given by the National Gallery
Object history
Provenance: Among the heirlooms of the Barons North de Kirtling at Wroxton Abbey, near Banbury, Oxfordshire; acquired by the Hon F H A Wallop in 1922 and lent to the V&A 1927-49; the ownership transferred to Alan Evans, probably in 1933, and by him bequeathed to the National Gallery, 1974; placed on indeterminate loan at the V&A.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Murdoch, John. Seventeenth-century English Miniatures in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: The Stationery Office, 1997.
Collection
Accession Number
EVANS.48

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record createdJuly 11, 2003
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