Portrait of The Hon Mary Lowther by Godfried Schalken

The sitter in this attractive portrait was the eldest daughter of Viscount Lonsdale and Catherine Thynne.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
208 x 119 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,500 ( Total: £9,500)
Acquired in:
1978
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Schalken established a considerable reputation for small genre subjects, usually shown by candlelight, and as a portrait painter. Encouraged by the success of Kneller, he visited England, where no doubt this portrait was painted but he met with little success, partly, it is said, because of his boorish manners.

Provenance

Strickland Collection, Boynton Hall, Yorkshire, until 1950; sold Sotheby's, November 1978.

Venue details

Sewerby Hall and Gardens Church Lane, Sewerby, BRIDLINGTON East Yorkshire YO15 1EA 01262 673769 www.sewerbyhall.co.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £2.75-£7*)

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2 Jan – 18 Mar, and from 31 Oct

Sat, Sun and school holidays, 11.30am – 3.30pm

19 Mar – 30 Oct

Daily, 11am – 4pm

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