This portrait is likely to depict Vere Egerton, second daughter and co-heir of Sir Thomas Egerton.
Portrait of a Lady of Title by Robert Peake, early 17th century
© Dunham Massey
- Oil on canvas
- 216.5 x 129.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £61,328 ( Total: £157,250)
- Acquired in:
It may have been painted around the time of her marriage to William Booth in 1619. It is one of a group of portraits assembled by Old Sir George Booth who inherited Dunham in 1579 and celebrates the elevated connections brought by the marriages of his son William and of his grandson George to Lady Elizabeth Grey, daughter of the 1st Earl of Stamford. Vere was an important member of the family as mother to Young Sir George Booth, 1st Lord Delamer, and the granddaughter of Lord Chancellor Egerton. Her picture is the only full length one in the group as well as being sumptuously painted, probably by the eminent Elizabethan and Jacobean portraitist, Robert Peake. This painting adds to the group of portraits which have been returned to Dunham.
The Grey Family, Enville Hall, Staffordshire; by descent to Sir John Foley Grey ; Saville Gallery; Private Collection.
Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £12.50)
11am - 5pm
Last entry 1 hour before closing
10.30am - 4/5pm (or dusk if earlier)
Last entry 30 minutes before closing
*will be in touch later on in the year to confirm