soldportrait of a lady c1660 possibly anne lindsay duchess of rothes follower of jan mytens

SOLD....Portrait of a Lady c.1660 (possibly Anne Lindsay, Duchess of Rothes) ; Follower of Jan Mytens


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Item Ref

8397

Description

Oil on canvas in reproduction frame of appropriate type and period.
A charming portrait of an attractive lady with a direct but modest gaze.
The artist strongly influenced by Mytens, especially in the rendering of the shimmering silk dress.
It is possible that this is Lady Anne Lindsay (born before 1638) who was the daughter of John Lindsay, 17th Earl of Crawford, and Lady Margaret Hamilton. She married John Leslie, 1st Duke of Rothes, and had two daughters.
The Duchess was a Presbyterian and favoured the doctrines of the Covenanters.
A portrait by David Scougall of the Duchess in later years exists.
(Our thanks to Aileen Munro-Cameron for help with the above)
JAN MYTENS (1614-1670) worked in The Hague as a portrait painter for over thirty years painting those loyal to the House of Orange as well as a number of British visitors. His work was much admired and he was very influential in Dutch portraiture.
SIZE: 26 x 21 inches canvas size; 32 x 27 inches inc. frame.
Verso: three old labels.
PROVENANCE:
Collection of Mrs. John Harrison Jr. (Exhib.1957)
Newman Galleries, Philadelphia
A private collection
Internal Ref: 8397



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