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A portrait of Sir Thomas Aston standing at the deathbed of his wife: a large seventeenth-century mourning painting, predominantly in black and white. The dead woman, dressed in white lace bedclothes, lies in a grand bed to the right, which is draped in black velvet. A second woman, dressed in black, is kneeling at the foot of the bed in the bottom right corner, facing the viewer. She wears earrings of two black teardrop-shaped pearls at each ear.
oil on canvas
203.2 x 215.1 cm
gift from the National Art Collections Fund, 1927
Manchester Art Gallery
Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 3JL EnglandView venue
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