Ann Fanshawe (1625-80), wife of Sir Richard Fanshawe

Object number



after 1643 – before 1680

Physical description

Bust length portrait of a young lady dressed in a low cut black silk dress with a black silk shawl around her upper arms. She has a white lace collar with decorated border under the neckline of her dress. She has loose ringleted hair to her shoulders with two flowers at the back, one light pink, one dark pink. She has a high forehead, possibly from shaving her hairline. Set on a plain dark background.



Portrait Painting


Whole height: 980mm
width: 860mm
Canvas height: 750mm
width: 620mm

Collection type

Visual arts


Inscription Painted Top left corner: Lady Ann Fanshawe / 1625-1680

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Start dateafter 1643
End datebefore 1680
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypePortrait Painting
Collection typeVisual arts