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Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea

Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea

by Peter Cross
circa 1690-1700
3 in. x 2 1/2 in. (76 mm x 64 mm) oval
NPG 4692

Inscriptionback to top

Signed PC (monogram) in gold above her right shoulder.

This portraitback to top

Previously described as by Lawrence Crosse, as Peter Cross was called owing to a misreading of his monogram. [1]

Footnotesback to top

1) See J. Murdoch, Seventeenth-century English Miniatures in the Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1997, p 275.

Referenceback to top

Simon & Saywell (eds.) 2004
Complete Illustrated Catalogue, NPG, ed. J. Simon & D. Saywell, 2004, p 669.

Provenanceback to top

The sitter’s husband; J. Whitehead 1889;1 S. H. V. Hickson; his sale, Sotheby’s, 10 November 1969, lot 37, bought Leggatt for the NPG.

1 Not identifiable in his sales of 4/5 August 1915.

Exhibitionsback to top

Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1889, no.xv/43, lent Whitehead; Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, Tulsa, Miami, Washington DC, Ottawa, NPG, Manchester, Carlisle, Canterbury, 1993–95, no.13.

This extended catalogue entry is from the National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Later Stuart Portraits 1685–1714, National Portrait Gallery, 2009, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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