The huntress of classical mythology orders her nymph to unleash two hounds in pursuit of a stag.
The Hon Lady Stanhope and the Countess of Effingham as Diana and her Companion by Francis Cotes, 17671770
© York Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 240 x 152 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £23,000 ( Total: £225,000; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- Earl of Mexborough
A double portrait in a carved and gilded Rococo frame. Inscribed with the sitters' names: The Honble Lady Stanhope' and 'Kathe: Counts: of Effingham'.
Lady Stanhope, from whom it passed (presumably on her death in 1812) to her sister Lady Mexborough; by descent to the present Earl of Mexborough.