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Mary Lucas
oil on canvas
119.0 × 99.2 cm
Place/s of Execution
London, England
inscribed in brown paint l.l.: A : Hanneman / (…illeg.) 1636
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1934
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Gallery location
17th Century & Flemish Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
About this work

Adriaen Hanneman was a Dutch Golden Age painter best known today for his portraits of the Stuart court in exile, but prior to this Hanneman worked in England for sixteen years from 1623, where he knew Anthony van Dyck and Daniel Mytens. A painter of female sitters in flattering light, Hanneman captured rustling expanses of silk well, but skin even better, as can be seen in the radiant hands and face of the present sitter. Mary Lucas (born in c. 1600) was a member of a famous Royalist family. During the Civil War it is said that Parliamentarians broke into the family vault at the church vault of St Giles, Colchester, and desecrated her remains.

Subjects (general)
Subjects (specific)
dresses (garments) pearl (animal material) sashes (costume accessories) silk (textile) three-quarter-length figures women (female humans)