Portrait of Lady Blake

Portrait of Lady Blake

c. 1700 England

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A very good late 17th./early 18th. Century Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Lady, inscribed verso “Lady Blake” in a giltwood frame. The style and composition of this portrait is strikingly similar to many of those painted by Sir Peter Lely, the Court Painter who followed on from Sir Anthony van Dyke. The sitter within an oval frame, the pearl necklace and the costume is all very much after Lely.
Height: 29”, 74cms,Width: 24.5”,62cms, Depth: 2”,5cms

Good, minor restorations
Provenance: Tandridge Court, The Earl of CottenhamThis picture is one of three from Tandridge. The 8th Earl of Cottenham (died Otober 26th. 2000) was married to Sarah Lombard-Hobson, only daughter of Captain Samuel Richard Le Hunte Lombard-Hobson
Captain Samuel Richard Le Hunte Lombard-Hobson was invested as a Commander, Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O.). He was invested as an Officer, Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.). He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Royal Navy.

Lady Blake would appear to be of Irish descent
Sir Peter Lely 1618–1680
Dutch painter, draughtsman and collector, active in England. By a combination of ability and good fortune, he rapidly established himself in mid 17th-century London as the natural successor in portrait painting to Anthony van Dyck. Between van Dyck's death in 1641 and the emergence of William Hogarth in the 1730s, Lely and his successor, Godfrey Kneller, were the leading portrait painters in England. After the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, Lely dominated the artistic scene, and his evocation of the court of Charles II is as potent and enduring as was van Dyck's of the halcyon days before the English Civil War
Dimensions
Height 29.00 inch (73.66 cm)
Width 24.50 inch (62.23 cm)
Depth 2.00 inch (5.08 cm)
Stock Code
399S
Medium
Oil on Canvas
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