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This monumental painting presents the family history and accomplishments of Lady Anne Clifford using a combination of portraiture, text and symbolism. The left-side panel of the triptych depicts Lady Anne Clifford at the age of fifteen, when she was disinherited. Portraits of Lady Anne’s governess, Mrs Anne Taylor, and her tutor, the poet Samuel Daniel, are placed above the shelves of books, which include titles by Ovid, Chaucer, and Cervantes’ 'Don Quixote'.
oil on canvas
H 254 x W 359 cm (E)
purchased through a private treaty sale with the assistance of the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund (Fulham Fund), Eden District Council, Appleby Town Council, Cumbria County Council, South Lakeland District Council, Kendal Town Council, Furguson Industrial Holdings, Greenwood Charitable Trust, Granton Investments, Dalemain Estates and other generous donations, 1981