Portrait of Mary (Maitland ) Hay, Marchioness of Tweedale by Mary Beale

Mary Beale was born in Barrow, near Bury St.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
76 x 64 cm
Acquired in:
1993
Bequeathed by:
Richard Jeffree through The Art Fund

Edmunds in Suffolk. Although the historian George Vertue suggests that she was a pupil of Sir Peter Lely, Mary Beale's early training is unknown. By 1670 Mary Beale was established in Pall Mall as a professional portrait painter, rising to the peak of her success in 1677. She was able to adapt to the change of fashion in portraiture after the sudden death of Lely in 1680.

Provenance

Richard Jeffree.

Venue details

Moyse's Hall Museum West Stow Anglo Saxon Village, Cornhill, BURY ST EDMUNDS Suffolk IP33 1DX 01284 706 183 www.weststow.org

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.30)

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