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Mary, Lady Scudamore

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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Little is known about Lady Scudamore, but this portrait appears to have been commissioned to commemorate the marriage of her son, John, later Viscount Scudamore, to Elizabeth Porter of Dauntsey, Wiltshire. The date of the wedding is inscribed top right; the motto, 'No Spring Till now', the wreath of flowers, and Lady Scudamore's melancholic smile suggest the regeneration and hope which the marriage must have represented within the family.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

1615

Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 114.3 x W 82.6 cm

Accession number

64

Acquisition method

Purchased, 1859. On long-term loan to Montacute House, Somerset

Work type

Painting


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