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From the costume and style, 'Portrait of a Lady' appears to have been painted c.1786. It was thought in the nineteenth century to depict the actress Sophie Arnould (1744–1802; cf. Greuze P413), but the date and appearance of the sitter disprove this identification. Typical of the charming female heads so appreciated by the 4th Marquess of Hertford, it hung next to his ‘magnificent bed’ in his rue Laffitte apartment according to the critic Thoré-Bürger, with Lawrence’s 'Portrait of a Lady' P41 on the other side.

The Wallace Collection

London


Date

c.1786

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 61 x W 50.4 cm

Accession number

P403

Acquisition method

acquired by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford, 1858; bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, 1897

Work type

Painting


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