Self-portrait by Edward Collier, oil on canvas, 1683 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Seeking sitter’s identity

A member in the US is seeking help in identifying the female sitter in this work, attributed to Thomas Hudson. The remains of a hand-written label on the reverse reads ‘… John Durrant Esq of | Silverton, Devon’. Click on the images below to enlarge. Please share your thoughts using the comments box below.

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Portrait of a lady c.1675

A member has been in touch seeking comments on this portrait of an unknown lady c.1675, style of Beale/Lely, uncleaned. Click on the images to enlarge, and please use the comments function below to post your response, thank you.

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Portrait of a Bavarian lady, c1850

A member is seeking artist attributions and thoughts on sitter identity for this work, believed to be a Bavarian lady c.1850. Please use the comment space below to share your ideas.

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Artists and dates sought for these Leeds/Dewsbury portraits

A member is attempting to identify four portrait sitters by artist attributions or proposed dates. The portraits are in a private family collection, and the sitters lived in the Leeds/Dewsbury area. Click the thumbnails for larger images. Please use the comment space below to share your ideas.

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Who is the artist of this portrait?

The label on the reverse reads ‘Painting of the Disbrow Family’.  It was sold by Christie’s in 1920 attributed to Peter Lely, but this is now being questioned by the owner who suspects it may be a work by Greenhill. Major General John Disbrow (1608–80) (also Disbrowe/Desborough) of Walton Hall was a high-ranking Parliamentarian.  In […]

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Date and artist attribution sought by Valence House Museum

Valence House Museum has recently been asked to identify the sitter in this portrait. Writing on the reverse of the frame identifies this sitter at Charles (Skyrme) Fanshawe of Island House, Laugharne [Carmarthenshire]. It also state that the sitter is descended from King Charles II and his wife Lucy Walter through their daughter Mary, wife […]

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Ideas sought on artist and sitter

A member is looking for ideas as to artist attribution and sitter identity regarding this miniature portrait, oil on copper. The sitter wears an unidentified medal and lace-edged collar. Please use the comments section at the bottom of the page to share your ideas.  

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Lady Ann Fanshawe attributed to Mignard, 1660?

Valence House Museum has been asked to find more information on this portrait. An inscription on the reverse of the canvas (see below) states that the sitter is Lady Ann Fanshawe (1625-80) and was painted by Mignard in 1660. However, in 1660 Lady Ann would have been 35 years old, and the sitter in this […]

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