Portrait of Elizabeth Parkin by Unknown Artist

Elizabeth Parkin (d.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
125 x 97 cm
Acquired in:
2006
Presented by:
Pamela Baldwin through The Art Fund

1766) was a wealthy and philanthropic Sheffield businesswoman with interests in the coal and metal trades in London and Bristol. In 1749 she purchased the Ravenfield estate, just outside Rotherham, and set about remodelling Ravenfield Hall (now demolished), where she lived until her death. It is believed this portrait hung in the entrance of Ravenfield Hall. She is depicted with an astute expression and a slight smile, wearing in a rich blue velvet gown, gracefully holding a red flower, against a landscape background.

Provenance

Elizabeth Parkin; by descent to Pamela Baldwin.

Venue details

Clifton Park Museum Clifton Lane, Rotherham South Yorkshire S65 2AA 01709 336 633 www.cliftonpark.org.uk

Entry details

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