Portrait of a Lady wearing a Green Dress by Richard Gibson

Portrait of Frances Jennings, Duchess of Tyrconnell.

Details

Medium:
Oval on parchment on card
Dimensions:
6 x 6 cm
Art Fund grant:
£100 ( Total: £100)
Acquired in:
1941
Vendor:
Duke of Buccleuch

This was one of the most attractive and accomplished of the seventeenth century miniatures in the Buccleuch collection. The attribution of the miniature to Richard Gibson was based on its resemblance to several signed examples in private collections, but whoever may have painted it, it is a lovely work and displays the degree of refinement to which the contemporaries of Cooper were able to carry their work without loss of boldness and simplicity.

Provenance

Part of a collection of 5 miniatures bought from the Duke of Buccleuch.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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