Mary Beale self-portrait
Mary Beale self-portrait
Mary Beale self-portrait
Mary Beale self-portrait
Mary Beale self-portrait

MARY BEALE (1633-1699)

Mary Beale self-portrait

c. 1680 England

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£26,000 gbp
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Newly discovered self-portrait of the artist Mary Beale (Suffolk 1633-1699 London), half-length set within an oval stone cartouche with decorative finials. C. 1680. Oil on canvas in a period giltwood frame. Bears old Christie's stencil mark on reverse.

This portrait bears a close resemblance to her self-portrait painted in 1681 and exhibited at the Geffrye Museum in London in 1999. (Mary Beale - Portrait of a seventeenth century painter, her family and her studio', Tabitha Barber, 1999, page 9 and 50).

Mary Beale (1633-1699) was one of the most important painters of the middle classes and aristocracy in 17th century England and one of the first professional female English painters. Mary's work was chiefly influenced by the Court Painter Peter Lely and they became great friends. Her paintings often display her talent for depicting her subjects with particular charm and sensitivity such as in her portraits of her two young sons, Bartholomew and Charles, found in Tate Britain, London and in her own self-portrait found in the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Very Good
Private collection, Sweden u til 2015
With Thomas Agnew and Sons in 1925, when sold
Christie's London, 9th February 1925, lot 50 as by 'Peter Lely' to purchaser 'Lee'.
Height 104.00 cm (40.94 inches)
Width 91.00 cm (35.83 inches)
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Oil on canvas
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