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Creator:
Archibald Skirving, 1749–1819, British
Title:

Lady Pringle, née Emilia Anne Macleod

Date:
1815
Medium:
Pastel on moderately textured laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 3/4 × 16 inches (55.2 × 40.6 cm) and Frame: 27 1/16 × 21 5/8 × 1 1/8 inches (68.7 × 55 × 2.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and ink, on old label attached to the frame: "Sir John Pringle Bart | with great care"

Signed and dated in black chalk, lower right: "AS | 1815"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund, in honor of Jane and Richard C. Levin, President of Yale University (1993-2013)
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2013.38
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
portrait
Associated People:
Lady Pringle, née Emilia Anne Macleod (1786-1830)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:66814
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This portrait of a pensive young woman is the last known work of the pastelist Archibald Skirving, painted just four years before his death. The inscription “Sir John Pringle Bart” appears on an old label, suggesting that the sitter was Emilia Anne MacLeod, who married Sir John in 1809. The work is in its original walnut frame, probably by the firm of William Chambers & Son of Edinburgh, from whom Skirving purchased frames.

Gallery label for A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions (Yale Center for British Art, 2017-06-01 - 2017-08-13)

A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions, New Haven, 2017, p. 14, V2724 (YCBA)


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