The head of Margaret Lemon rests on a pillow in an intimate, relaxed and sensual style.

Margaret Lemon was Van Dyck's mistress for several years during his stay in England. This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.


Peter Lankrink; Jonathan Richardson Senior; 1747 Foljambe family; 2000 Maggs Brothers.

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