Portrait of Bridget Croft  later Mrs Reade, c. 1635; Attributed to Adriaen Hanneman
Portrait of Bridget Croft  later Mrs Reade, c. 1635; Attributed to Adriaen Hanneman
Portrait of Bridget Croft  later Mrs Reade, c. 1635; Attributed to Adriaen Hanneman
Portrait of Bridget Croft  later Mrs Reade, c. 1635; Attributed to Adriaen Hanneman
Portrait of Bridget Croft  later Mrs Reade, c. 1635; Attributed to Adriaen Hanneman
Portrait of Bridget Croft  later Mrs Reade, c. 1635; Attributed to Adriaen Hanneman
Portrait of Bridget Croft  later Mrs Reade, c. 1635; Attributed to Adriaen Hanneman
Portrait of Bridget Croft  later Mrs Reade, c. 1635; Attributed to Adriaen Hanneman

Portrait of Bridget Croft later Mrs Reade, c. 1635; Attributed to Adriaen Hanneman

c. 1635 England

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Oil on canvas in an 18th century frame.

The sitter has traditionally been identified by an inscription on the back of the canvas 'Mrs. Bridget Reade'; this inscription is now covered by a relining which occurred in 2010.
The sitter was probably the Bridget Croft who was the daughter of Sir Charles Croft of Bardwell, Sussex; she married Thomas Reade and had two children, Sir Charles Croft Reade and Bridget Reade.
As the sitter wears no rings on her left hand presumably this portrait was painted before her marriage.
Images 7 and 8 show memorials to the Reade family in the church at Shipton under Wychwood in Oxfordshire; this is the county where latterly the portrait was in a country house collection.

ADRIAEN HANNEMAN (c. 1603 - 1671) was a Dutch Golden Age painter best-known today for his court portraits of the British and Dutch nobility, his style was strongly influenced by his contemporary, Sir Anthony Van Dyck.
According to some sources, he may have worked in the studio of Van Dyke in London. Later, in the Hague, he painted several English Royalists who had gone into exile in the Netherlands after the English Civil War.
An Oxfordshire country house.
Our thanks to Adam Busiakiewicz, art historian, for his invaluable help with the attribution.
Dimensions
Height 28.00 inch (71.12 cm)
Width 22.25 inch (56.51 cm)
External Height 34.00 inch (86.36 cm)
External Width 28.25 inch (71.75 cm)
Stock Code
8838
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