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Mary Beale

United Kingdom (1632 -  1697 ) Wikipedia® : Mary Beale
BEALE Mary Portrait Study Of The Head Of A Boy, Probably Charles Beale, The Artist’’’’s Youngest Son

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Oct 29, 2014
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Mary Beale

 

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Mary Beale - Portrait Of Charles Beale (1632-1705), Half-length, Seated In A Brown Gown

Mary Beale - Portrait Of Charles Beale (1632-1705), Half-length, Seated In A Brown Gown

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Mary Beale (Barrow 1633-1699 London) Portrait of Charles Beale (1632-1705), half-length, seated in a brown gown oil on canvas 126.5 x 103.2cm (49 13/16 x 40 5/8in). Footnotes Provenance With Sidney Sabin, London Charles Beale was the devoted husband and studio manager of Mary Beale. They married in 1652. Having been deputy-clerk of the Patents Office from circa 1660-64 he moved his family to Albrook, (now Allbrook), Otterbourne, Hampshire, to escape the plague. While his 'Dearest & Most Indefatigable Heart' (to quote from his notebook) was industriously employed, Charles Beale assumed responsibility for organising the commissions and payments and preparing artists' colours. His notebooks provide an exceptional amount of documentation for an artist of this period. They tell us how by 1681 Mary's commissions were beginning to diminish but she busied herself with producing pictures for 'study and improvement', experimenting with informal poses, and using alternatives to artists' canvas. Mary's portraits of her husband are noted for their informality and are amongst her finest works. The present painting seems to be painted on a type of coarse twill-weave fabric identical to that of the portrait of Charles Beale Jnr., of circa 1681, and the pensive and introspective, albeit affectionate, nature of the two compositions suggests strongly that they were painted at about the same time.
Mary Beale - Portrait Of Mrs Giles Keddington In Brown Cartouche With Cornucopia Volutes

Mary Beale - Portrait Of Mrs Giles Keddington In Brown Cartouche With Cornucopia Volutes

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Mary Beale (1633-1699, British), Portrait of Mrs Giles Keddington in brown cartouche with cornucopia volutes, oil on canvas (unsigned), 740mm x 620mm, old carved giltwood frame, Mrs Giles Keddington was mother of Elizabeth Keddington, Elizabeth Keddington married John Howes of Morningthorpe Manor (1662-1737), whose heir took it to Shelton Hall at which sale by Bonhams, Bury St Edmunds - 11/10/2006; it was bought by the current vendor, The attribution was tentatively made by Duleep Singh in his book "Portraits in Norfolk Houses", vol. 2, p.70, No. 19, but since then images of her work are now more easily available, it is clear that the cartouche with cornucopia volutes is a known feature of Mary Beale's work (in particular, see her portrait of John Wilkins Wellcome), The artist and sitter were contempories,
Mary Beale - Portrait Of Lady Kingsmill

Mary Beale - Portrait Of Lady Kingsmill

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Mary Beale (Suffolk 1632-1697 London) Portrait of Lady Kingsmill (d.1682), half-length, in a red coat and black headdress, in a sculpted cartouche signed 'Mary Beale' (lower right, on the cartouche) oil on canvas 30½ x 25½ in. (77.5 x 64.7 cm.)

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Provenance

Great Shelford. By descent in the family of the sitter to the present owner.

Literature

C.H. Collins Baker, Lely and the Stuart Portrait Painters, London 1912, vol. II, p. 36 and p. 39, illustrated facing p. 38, as 'Dorothea Kingsmill'.

Exhibited

London, Geffrye Museum, 13 October-21 December 1975, and Eastbourne, Towner Art Gallery, 10 January-21 February 1976, The Excellent Mrs. Mary Beale, p. 29, no. 17, illustrated.
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Mary Beale - Portrait Study Of The Head Of A Boy, Probably Charles Beale, The Artist’’’’s Youngest Son

Mary Beale - Portrait Study Of The Head Of A Boy, Probably Charles Beale, The Artist’’’’s Youngest Son

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Mary Beale
BARROW 1633 - 1699 LONDON
PORTRAIT STUDY OF THE HEAD OF A BOY, PROBABLY CHARLES BEALE, THE ARTIST\’\’\’\’S YOUNGEST SON

oil on paper laid down on canvas

34.5 by 28.5 cm; 13 5/8 by 11 1/4 in.

The favourite pupil of Sir Peter Lely, Mary Beale had two sons, Charles and Bartholomew. Both boys worked in their mother's studio, assisting her with the painting of draperies, before Bartholomew gained an MB from Clare College Cambridge, thereafter practicing as a physician at Coventry. The younger son, Charles, studied miniature painting under Thomas Flatman, and later produced portraits in his mother's style. He is best remembered today for the sries of red-chalk drawings of family and friends, made between 1679 and 1681, which for their informal and direct approach are unique in British drawing for this period (British Museum, London and Pierpont Library, New York).
This sketch relates to two similar studies at Tate Britian of Charles' elder brother, Bartholomew (T13245 & T13246), dated circa 1660. Both the Tate pictures are also painted in oil on paper, and the treatment of the subject is almost identical, with the head and hair finely modelled down to a loosly painted white collar, below which the area of the body is left unpainted, with the ground showing, and set against a dark background. Another sketch of the artist husband, also called Charles Beale, painted in the same way, is in the National Portrait Gallery, London (NPG 1279).
Mary Beale - Portrait Of A Lady In A Pink And Cream Dress With Blue Cloak

Mary Beale - Portrait Of A Lady In A Pink And Cream Dress With Blue Cloak

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Mary Beale

(British, 1632-1697)

Portrait of a Lady in a pink and cream dress with blue cloak, possibly Nell Gwyn

oil on canvas

h:45 w: 36 cm

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Private collection.

This present portrait relates to a number of works on this scale that Mary Beale produced after larger portraits by Sir Peter Lely (British,1618-1680). The prime version of this example (a copy of which was with Philip Mould & Co in 2001), is thought to represent the actress and King's mistress Nell Gwyn, and probably dates to the 1660s, when imagery of the royal mistresses of Charles II's court were in high demand.
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Old Christie's stencil 117 JX (?) to the reverse.

Relined and cleaned. Some craquelure to her chest. Paint layer in a stable condition. Scattered areas of retouching - large section in skirt of dress which is visible. Varnish is clear, even and glossy. Some wear to the gilding on the frame, but generally in good condition.
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