Portrait of an unidentified lady of the Elizabethan court.
A Noblewoman by Sir William Segar, 1590s
© Ferens Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 104 x 83 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,000 ( Total: £30,000)
- Acquired in:
- Sabin Galleries
She is sumptuously dressed and bejewelled, she carries gloves in one hand and a martin-fur flea-catcher in the other. Attributed to Sir William Segar whose career as a herald, culminating in his appointment as Garter King of Arms in 1603. Active mainly in the last decade and a half of the 16th century, painting the Queen, the Earls of Essex and Leicester etc.
Henry Graves, 1860; Mrs Henry Cunliffe by 1890; Francis Howard, 1955; Sir Russell Brock.
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