Significant sale to the National Portrait Gallery

Lady Anne Clifford, Countess of Dorset by William Larkin

The Weiss Gallery is thrilled to have sold a long lost portrait of Lady Anne Clifford, Countess of Dorset by William Larkin to the National Portrait Gallery, London. Anne Clifford's tenacious battle to inherit her family’s vast estates in the 17th century, has made her a modern feminist icon. She commissioned the portrait from Larkin, one of the most fashionable artists of the Jacobean era, and mentioned it in her diary. It was given to her cousin, Margaret Hall, shortly after it was painted and its whereabouts have long been unknown, until its recent discovery by Mark Weiss in a private European collection.

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