Portrait of a Lady (Miss Mary Jenkins?)
- Art Fund grant
- £6,000 (Total: £12,000)
- Alderson Antiques
This superb 18th-century portrait has recently been attributed to Richard Wilson, a pivotal figure in British art of the period.
Wilson was born in Wales and rose to become a society portrait painter before shifting his attention to landscape. The identity of the sitter is speculative but thought to be Miss Mary Jenkins (1731-90), who once owned the painting.
By descent in the sitter's family; purchased anonymously, Sold Sotheby's 1991; Sold Christie's London 2006; Alderson Antiques.