A Noblewoman by Sir William Segar

Portrait of an unidentified lady of the Elizabethan court.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
104 x 83 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £30,000)
Acquired in:
1983
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Henry Graves, 1860; Mrs Henry Cunliffe by 1890; Francis Howard, 1955; Sir Russell Brock.

Venue details

Ferens Art Gallery Queen Victoria Square, HULL East Yorkshire HU1 3RA 01482 613 902 www.hullcc.gov.uk/museums

Entry details

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