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This portrait is one of a group of members of the family of Dr William Harvey (1578–1657), discoverer of the circulation of the blood. William Harvey had no children, but had six brothers. A family tree of the Harvey family has been published by A. Sakula but this does not include any reference to a 'Mary Harvey' with dates that correlate to those inscribed in this portrait. She is presumably a neice of William Harvey.
oil on panel
H 111.1 x W 79.3 cm
purchased with the assistance of the Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, 1998
inscribed Mary Harvey A o : 1620/AETS 24/Obijt May 25. 1622