Edwin Sandys; Cicely Sandys (née Wilford)

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Edwin Sandys; Cicely Sandys (née Wilford), after Unknown artist, (1571) - NPG 1268 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Edwin Sandys; Cicely Sandys (née Wilford)

after Unknown artist
oil on canvas, (1571)
12 1/2 in. x 17 3/4 in. (318 mm x 451 mm)
Given by Thomas Myles Sandys, 1900
Primary Collection
NPG 1268


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This unusual double portrait is an example of a painting designed to hang in a domestic environment. The couple are probably represented here some years after their marriage. At this date the marriage of members of the clergy was only a recent phenomenon. The portrait is a copy of another painting dating from 1571.

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