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Anne Harington, Lady Molyneux

Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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The arms and crest at upper left are those of Harington, below a skull on an hourglass, and Molyneux, with a helm. On this basis, the sitter has been identified as Anne (c.1590–1644), daughter of Sir James Harington of Exton, Rutland, who married secondly, (as his second wife) Sir John Molyneux, Bt, of Teversal, Nottinghamshire (d.1618). Her widow's weeds suggest that the portrait may date from shortly after 1618.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology



c. 1620


oil on canvas


H 127 x W 102 cm

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Presented by Elias Ashmole, 1683

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The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH England

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