Cornelis (the Elder) Jonson van Ceulen
The artist painted seven portraits of the family of Sir William Hammond of Saint Alban's Court in Kent. Although we do not know her first name, the sitter was one of the five daughters of Sir William. She married Sir James Thynne (d. 1670). She appears to stand behind a circular hole in the masonry, which creates an illusion of space. There are two dates inscribed on the painting: on the right, the date of completion, "C.J. fecit 1636" and on the left, 1642, the year of Lady Thynne's death. Frame: carved wood, gilded and tooled. Britain, first half 18th century.
Materialsoil on canvas
78.7 x 64.1 cm
Gift of Armide and Denys Oppé, London, England, 1958, in memory of their father Paul Oppé