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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Paul Holden, Visiting Research Fellow at Plymouth University, has submitted the following query for members’ consideration: ‘This half-length portrait is said to be a likeness of the architect John Foulston (1772-1841). This attribution is based on oral history and supported by the detail ‘JF’ marked on the architectural plan the sitter is holding. The details […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]