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Robert Peake the Elder, ca. 1551–1619
Formerly attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, 1561–1635
Portrait of a Woman, Traditionally Identified as Mary Clopton (born Waldegrave), of Kentwell Hall, Suffolk
Former Title(s):
A Woman Called Lady Clopton of Kentwell Hall
ca. 1600
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on panel
44 3/4 x 34 3/4 inches (113.7 x 88.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
corn | costume | Elizabethan | pearls | pomegranate | portrait | roses (plant) | Tudor | woman
Associated People:
Clopton, Mary
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

The identification is doubtful: Mary Waldegrave (d. 1598) was the wife of Thomas Clopton of Kentwell Hall, Melford, Suffolk (d. 1596). Costume and jewels suggest a date nearer 1600.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2005

"Brilliant Effects" [ Jewels ] (Yale Center for British Art, 2003-07-10 - 2004-01-10) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Christie's sale catalogue : Pictures by old masters : 22 May 1936, Christie's, May 22, 1936, p. 9, lot 38, Fiche B51 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 102-103, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Elizabethan and Jacobean portraits : Yale Center for British Art permanent collection, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2007, p. 13, Vertical File V2122 [ORBIS]

Diana Scarisbrick, Jewellery in Tudor and Jacobean Portraits at New Haven, Apollo, vol. 126,, November 1987, pp. 330-1, N1 A54 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Sotheby's, Sotheby's sale catalogue : Fine old master paintings : 8 May 1974, Sotheby's, London, May 8, 1974, p. 6, lot 7, pl. II, Fiche B18 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Ian Tyers, The tree-ring analysis of 23 panel paintings from the Yale Center for British Art , New Haven : dendrochronological consultancy report 470, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2011, p. 15, 16, 29-31, fig. 9, CC78.3 .T94 2011 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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