Mary Fanshawe, née Coke (1674-1713)

Michael Dahl (c1659 - 1743)

Oil on canvas (feigned oval)

c.1695
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Hospitality, Lancaster House
  • About the artist
    Portraitist Michael Dahl was born in Stockholm. He studied under M. Hannibal and D. K. Ehrenstrahl before moving to England in 1682. In 1684 he visited Paris with Henry Tilson, possibly accompanying Godfrey Kneller. Dahl and Tilson travelled on to Rome. After converting to Catholicism, Dahl was able to paint Queen Kristina. He also painted Pietro Garoli of the Accademia di S. Luca. Dahl and Tilson returned in 1689 and Dahl was patronised by Prince George of Denmark and the Duke of Somerset. Queen Anne later commissioned he and Kneller to paint 14 portraits of Admirals, although Kneller alone remained Principal Painter. Dahl painted an equestrian portrait of Prince George for Windsor and portraits of Tories for the Queen. He died aged 84.
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    People
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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting, feigned oval
  • Details
    Title
    Mary Fanshawe, née Coke (1674-1713)
    Date
    c.1695
    Medium
    Oil on canvas (feigned oval)
    Dimensions
    height: 77.00 cm, width: 64.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Robinson & Foster, October 1950
    Inscription
    none
    GAC number
    1174