Attributed to Henri Gascars (Paris c. 1635-1701 Rome)
Attributed to Henri Gascars (Paris c. 1635-1701 Rome)

Portrait of Margaret Brooke (1618-1673), née Neville, three-quarter-length, in a gold-embroidered brown dress with lace trim and blue cloak, holding peonies in an ornamental garden

Details
Attributed to Henri Gascars (Paris c. 1635-1701 Rome)
Portrait of Margaret Brooke (1618-1673), née Neville, three-quarter-length, in a gold-embroidered brown dress with lace trim and blue cloak, holding peonies in an ornamental garden
with identifying inscription 'Margaret Brooke Wife to / Thomas Brooke Esqr. and / Daughter of Sir Thomas Neville KB. / eldest son of Henery 7th Ld / Abergavenny' (lower left)
oil on canvas
49 ¾ x 39 ¾ in. (126.3 x 101 cm.)
in a contemporary giltwood frame
Provenance
Probably by descent to Catherine Smitherman and by descent to her daughter
Catherine Edwardes and by descent to
Sir Henry Hope Edwardes, Bt., Wootton Hall, Derbyshire, and by descent to
Colonel Herbert James Hope Edwardes, Netley Hall, Shropshire, and by descent to
Lady More (née Hope Edwardes formerly, Coldwell), Netley Hall, and subsequently Linley Hall, Shropshire, and by descent.

Literature
Illustrated in situ in a photograph of the drawing room, Netley Hall, circa 1905 and subsequently at Linley Hall, circa 1960.
T. Cox, Inventory of the contents of Netley Hall, Shropshire, 1917, p. 4 (drawing room).

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