Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of Eleanor Needham, Lady Byron (1627 - 64), as St Catherine 1665c.

Sir Peter Lely (1618-80)

Portrait of Eleanor Needham, Lady Byron (1627 - 64),  as St Catherine, Sir Peter Lely
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Oil on canvas
17th Century
46 x 39 inches 116.8 x 100.3 cm
 
Provenance:
The Collection of Lord Vernon
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This luscious exercise in the baroque compares with the work of Lely's contemporary Jacob Huysmans; the depiction of female sitters as matryred saints conveys the curious mix of sensuousness and religiosity that pervaded the Court of Queen Catherine of Braganza.
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