1621 Portrait Frances Graves ( One Of A Pair Offered Separately )
1621 Portrait Frances Graves ( One Of A Pair Offered Separately )
1621 Portrait Frances Graves ( One Of A Pair Offered Separately )
1621 Portrait Frances Graves ( One Of A Pair Offered Separately )
1621 Portrait Frances Graves ( One Of A Pair Offered Separately )
1621 Portrait Frances Graves ( One Of A Pair Offered Separately )
1621 Portrait Frances Graves ( One Of A Pair Offered Separately )
1621 Portrait Frances Graves ( One Of A Pair Offered Separately )
1621 Portrait Frances Graves ( One Of A Pair Offered Separately )
1621 Portrait Frances Graves ( One Of A Pair Offered Separately )

In the manner of GILBERT JACKSON (worked from c.1620)

1621 Portrait Frances Graves ( One Of A Pair Offered Separately )

c. 1621 English

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17THC OIL PORTRAIT ON CANVAS OF FRANCES GRAVES (Nee Gourney) WIFE OF RICHARD GRAVES DATED C1621 & SET IN THE ORIGINAL FINELY CARVED GILT-WOOD FRAME

ABOUT SITTER
Frances Gourney was the eldest daughter of William Gourney of Moore Hall in Yardley Hertfordshire.
She is depicted in this fine circa 1621 dated portrait wearing a black capotain hat which was especially associated with Puritan costume in England during the period.
Her costume garment is black with elaborate white ruff collar with long conical perforated lace sleeves.

Frances married to Richard Graves who was an haberdasher and owner of significant properties in London.

The portrait bears a paper label verso printed with 'No.13 Kiftsgate Court, Hall, through Sidney Graves Hamilton' (Kiftsgate Manor was bought by their son Richard Graves) * See Image 9

The frame is the original 17thc gilt-wood example and is deeply carved with clusters of flowers and acorns

ABOUT ARTIST GILBERT JACKSON (c.1595-after 1648)
Gilbert Jackson was an itinerant portrait painter whose origins are unknown; he is documented as painting from about 1620 to about 1650 from recorded commissions and signed and dated paintings.

His art is purely English, and little influenced by the arrival in England of such painters as Paul van Somer, Daniel Mytens or Anthony Van Dyck.
His work looks back to the flat hieratic style of the late Elizabethan Court, and he devotes infinite care to the rendition of surfaces, colours and textures whilst seeming to be indifferent to the niceties of perspective.

The result is a mixture of sophisticated painterly technique allied with a naiveté of drawing which is at once deeply old-fashioned in the new world of the Baroque, and infinitely charming and unselfconscious.

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Very Good Order Considering Age
With Needham's Antiques, Buxton in the 1980s from whom bought by a Wiltshire gentleman.
THE GRAVES FAMILY OF YORKSHIRE AND MICKLETON MANOR, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND.
The family of Graves is one of the most ancient in England.

This family is believed to have used the name De Grava in Bordeaux, Gascony. It went in with the Norman army, and settled in Yorkshire. The name underwent several changes, and its members have been De Grevis, De Greves, Greve, Grave, Greaves, Greeves, and Graves. John de Grevis was in the army of King John. His great grandson was Thomas de les Greves.

The family lived in early days in that part of England now known as counties Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby and York, occupying the northern part of the three first named and the southern part of York. The first recorded family seat was known as Greves or Greaves, in the parish of Beeley, near Chatsworth, in the northern part of Derbyshire, and a few miles from the southerly boundary of York, where the family resided as early as the reign of Henry III (1216-1272).

Also, according to John Card Graves, the important families of Greaves, of Mayfield Hall, Co. Stafford, Greaves of Page Hall and Elmsall Lodge, Co. Bucks, and others, trace their descent from the ancient Derbyshire family. Many of the descendants of the different branches of the family went, from time to time, to London and other cities in Great Britain, and to the Colonies, and notably to the American Colonies, in the score of years from 1629 to 1649.


Dimensions
External Height 46.50 inch (118.11 cm)
External Width 38.75 inch (98.42 cm)
External Depth 2.50 inch (6.35 cm)
Stock Code
0724
Medium
Oil on Canvas
Signed/Inscribed
Inscribed with date upper left top corner Ano 1621
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