The Countess of Albemarle (1703 - 1789) was begun in 1757, three years after the death of her husband. The second Earl died suddenly in Paris, (leaving his family in debt), and Reynolds's portrait was not paid for until 1773.
The sitter was the mother of Reynolds's friend Commodore (later Admiral) Keppel, with whom he sailed to Italy in 1749.
The closely wrapped black shawl suggests her status as a widow, and her occupation is that of 'knotting', a fashionable occupation of the time akin to crochet work.
|artist||Sir Joshua Reynolds|
Anne, 2nd Countess of Albemarle Print
20% Cancellation Fee on Made to Order products
If you decided to cancel your made-to-order print for any reason, it is unlikely that we could sell it to another customer at full selling price. We'll therefore charge a cancellation fee of 20% of the order price.
Customer ReviewsLogin to Review
Your review has been submitted to customer services for approval.
Your rating has been submitted.