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Portrait of a Burgomaster's Wife

Photo credit: Bolton Library & Museum Services, Bolton Council

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This is a companion to 'Portrait of a Burgomaster'. The two portraits are by the same hand, have the same background, identical iconography and are mirror images in composition. Of special interest is the way in which the iconography contrasts the roles of man and wife: the Burgomaster rests his left hand on the pommel of his sword, letting us know that he is fulfilling his duty as husband and protector.

Hall i' th' Wood Museum

Bolton


Date

1600–1620

Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 98 x W 66 cm

Accession number

BOLMG:1902.11.HITW

Acquisition method

gift from William Hesketh Lever, 1902

Work type

Painting


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Green Way, Off Crompton Way, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL1 8UA England

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