Ann (1654 - c1711), daughter of Sir Richard Fanshawe
After 1664 – 1666
Ann, born at Frogpool, Kent on 22nd Febrauary 1654, was the 9th child and 6th Daughter of Sir Richard Fanshawe (See LDVAL 26) and his wife Ann (See LDVAL 8). She was ?named Ann to keep in remembrance her dear sister, which we had newly lost? (The Memoirs of Ann, Lady Fanshawe). As a child she spent many years in Spain and Portugal while her father was Ambassador there. She returned to England after he father's death in 1666. Sometime between 1680 (her latest dated signature as Fanshawe) and 1685 (when her daughter was born) Ann married Mr. Ryder, Esq who predeceased her. They had two daughters. Little is known of Ann's later life, however in the 1699 marriage licence of her eldest daughter (also Ann) it stated that nothing had been heard of Mr Ryder for eight years. Painted wearing Portugese court attire. The Fanshawe family referred to this painting as Jam because of the colour of her dress. See also LDVAL 9.
Bust length portrait of a young girl turned to her right. She is wearing a red silk bodice with drawstring decoration at the front and small bow decoration at the narrow sleeves. The bodice has a low, wide, rounded neckline. Underneath she wears a white silk gown with long puffed sleeves. She wears he brown hair in wide side curls with trailing ringlets and has pearl hair decorations. She has a large pearl necklace with a pear-shaped pearl drop and matching earrings. Set on a plain dark brown background.
Frame height: 490mm
canvas height: 370mm
Visual arts, Fanshawe Portraits
Entry Number 1539/5