Mary Cornwallis

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Three-quarter length, left side portrait of Mary Cornwallis, wife of the Earl of Bath, in sumptuous Elizabethan dress consisting of a pearl headdress, wide ruff, linen sleeves embroidered with blackwork and a plain black velvet gown hung with pearls and brooches. A pendant with a classical portrait of a bearded man hangs on a ribbon from her girdle. She stands, one hand playing with her pearls, the other resting by her side, carrying a gold fan inscribed with a coat of arms.

Manchester Art Gallery



Mary Cornwallis




oil on panel


H 117.2 x W 94 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from C. Marshall Spink, 1953

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