The Hon Lady Stanhope and the Countess of Effingham as Diana and her Companion by Francis Cotes

The huntress of classical mythology orders her nymph to unleash two hounds in pursuit of a stag.


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.

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