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Creator Robert Peake the Elder, ca. 1551–1619, British
Title Portrait of a Woman, possibly Elizabeth Pope (ca. 1585; living 1624)
Alternate Title(s) Portrait of a Woman, Possibly Frances Cotton, Lady Montagu, of Boughton Castle, Northamptonshire
An Unknown Woman Called Elizabeth, Wife of Edward, Lord Montagu of Boughton
Date ca. 1615
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions Frame: 36 × 29 3/8 × 2 1/2 inches (91.4 × 74.6 × 6.4 cm) 30 x 23 1/4 inches (76.2 x 59.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/
Marks/
Lettering
Inscribed in yellow paint, center left: "Eliz. Wife of Edwd I Ld Montagu of Boughton | Dar. of Sr. Iohn Ieffery | Ld. Chief Baron of the | Exchequer."; Label on verso, upper left: “[underlined] Robert Peake | Elizabeth, Wife of Lord | Montagu of Boughton. | On loan from Hugh Leggatt. | (Lent anonymously) - Leggatt. | Bros. 30 St. James St, S.W.1. | Registrar, April, 1970.”; upper right: “Tate Gallery 145 | Artist <...> Title | Owner Date | Address Robert P[...] | Reason for arrival Leggatt”; upper right: “Fanfare for Europe | British Art Market | 1973 Exhibition | No: 21”; lower left: “[handwritten] B-15S | [typed] Owner | The Yale Center for British Arts | and British Studies (12/26/74) | Artist Peake, The Elder, | Robert | Title Portrait of a Lady | National Gallery of Art PM 7407”
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1974.3.31
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1666793
People Represented or Subject • Pope, Elizabeth (ca. 1585-active 1624), daughter of Thomas Watson of Halstead, Kent
Subject Terms costume | curtains | feather | gray | Jacobean | jewelry | lace | portrait | Tudor | woman
Place Represented Boughton | England | Europe | Nottinghamshire | United Kingdom
Publications

Mary L. Levkoff, Hearst, the Collector, New York, 2008, pp. 97, 99, 239-40, cat. 130, N5220 H437 L48 2008 + (HAAS)


C. H. Collins Baker, Lely & the Stuart Portrait Painters : a study of English portraiture before & after Van Dyck, vol. 1, London, 1912, pp. 76-79, ND1314 B25 + (YCBA)


C. H. Collins Baker, Lely & the Stuart Portrait Painters : a study of English portraiture before & after Van Dyck, vol. 2, London, 1912, p. 113, cat. 7, ND1314 B25 + (YCBA)


Christie's sale catalogue : Pictures by old Masters : 23 & 24 October 1969, Christie's, London, 1969, lot. 281, Auction Catalogues (YCBA)

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