18th/19th century antique Portrait Duchess of Cleveland attributed to Domenico Pellegrini
Portrait of Elizabeth Russell, Duchess of Cleveland (c.1777-1861) attributed to Domenico Pellegrini
she was the 2nd wife of William Harry Vane,Earl of Darlington, later the 1st Duke of Cleveland. Half length, wearing a cream dress with blue sash and hairband. oil on canvas,Late 18th early 19th century, oval, housed in a gilt frame. The size overall being 93 cm x 8 2cm whilst the painting is 72 x 60 cm. Late 18th early 19th century Provenance: By descent in the family of the sitter until 2016 The Duke of Cleveland's 1st wife, Lady Catherine Powlett, bore him eight children but died in 1807 aged 41. The Duke then married Elizabeth Russell, daughter of Robert Russell of Newton in Yorkshire, in July 1813 but there was no issue from this union. A portrait of the Duchess from the circle of John Hoppner can be seen at Raby Castle, Co. Durham. In overall very good condition, lined,minor restoration. The period gilt frame is in good condition having aged over the centuries. Domenico Pellegrini (1759 – 1840) An Italian painter born in Galliera Veneta he became the pupil of Lodovico Gallina. He was active in Venice, Rome, London, Paris, Lisbon, and Naples and is known for portraits and historical allegories. He died in Rome.
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