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Ann Fanshawe (b.1654), Daughter of Sir Richard Fanshawe

Photo credit: Valence House Museum

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Ann is portrayed as the Roman goddess Diana in this portrait, which is evident from the deer resting at her lap. It was typical to paint Diana as a huntress with deer. A portrait of Elizabeth Capel, Countess of Carnavon, by Peter Lely is similar in pose to this portrait of Ann, with her head resting on her right hand and her left in her lap, although Elizabeth holds flowers rather than stroking a fawn.

Valence House Museum

London

  • Date

    early 18th C

  • Medium

    oil on wood

  • Measurements

    30.5 x 25 cm

  • Accession number

    LDVAL9

  • Acquisition method

    gift from Aubrey Fanshawe, 1963

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Valence House Museum

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