miss hardres c1645 circle of adriaen hanneman

Miss Hardres c.1645; Circle of Adriaen Hanneman.



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Oil on canvas of a lady traditionally known as Miss Hardres. (Old label verso).
The sitter, fashionably dressed and coiffed, stands by an open window showing a landscape and a rather threatening sky painted in a very bravura manner. This contrasts with the sense of peace and quiet which emanates from the elegant pose of Miss Hardes; she regards us with a steady gaze and delicately holds her silk robe. This sense of peace is helped by the cool palette used by the artist. It is almost as if the sitter has sought refuge from the tumult outside.
The name of the Hardres family is perpetuated in the twin villages of Upper Hardres and Lower Hardres (pronounced 'hards'), on the Roman road, Stone Street, south-west of the city of Canterbury. The family owned this area for 700 years after the Norman Conquest. It is a said that Thomas Hardres, who was knighted for his valour at the Siege of Boulogne in 1544, brought back the town gates and erected them at Upper Hardres, though there is little evidence of their existence today.
ADRIAEN HANNEMAN (c. 1603 - 1671) was a Dutch Golden Age painter best-known today for his court portraits of the British and Dutch nobility; his style was strongly influenced by his contemporary, Sir Anthony Van Dyck.
According to some sources, he may have worked in the studio of Van Dyke in London. Later, in the Hague, he painted several English Royalists who had gone into exile in the Netherlands after the English Civil War.
SIZE: 35 x 29.75 inches framed.
PROVENANCE: Wiltshire Private Collection.
Internal Ref: 9042


Height = 89 cm (35")
Width = 76 cm (30")
Depth = 7 cm (3")

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