Portrait of a Lady by Isaac Oliver

This work has been identified from an engraving as a copy of a portrait miniature by Isaac Oliver.

Details

Medium:
Oil on mahogany panel
Dimensions:
20 x 16 cm
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Sotheby's

The engraving was published in 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain' as Mary Queen of Scots in 1738 but even at that time it was doubted whether this was actually a portrait of her.

Provenance

John Patteson; by descent to Philippa and Charity Patteson; the executors of their estate.

Venue details

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Castle Hill, NORWICH Norfolk NR1 3JU 01603 493625 www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Entry details

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