‘Portrait of Isabella Marshall’ by Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723). This large fine early 18th century oil painting of a Georgian beauty is signed and dated 1719 and has provenance going back more than 250 years within the Garrard-Drake-Tyrwhitt family.
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Isabella Marshall (1693-1744) was the daughter of the wealthy London merchant Thomas Marshall. On 13th October 1719 she married Montague Garrard Drake (1692-1728), member of Parliament for Amersham from 1713 until his death in 1728.
Kneller’s studio in London would have been commissioned to paint Isabella’s portrait around the time of her marriage. From 1719 the painting was in the private collection of the family at Shardeloes, Buckinghamshire. Thence by descent through the family; William Drake M.P. (1723-1796), Captain Thomas Tyrwhitt-Drake (1783-1852); The Tyrwhitt-Drake Settlement; Christie’s, London, 25 July 1952.
Dimensions: (framed) 121cm x 145cm (47½” x 57”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 102cm x 128cm (40” x 50½”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: 1719, private collection of Montague Garrard Drake M.P. (1692-1728). Thence by descent through the family; William Drake M.P. (1723-1796), Captain Thomas Tyrwhitt-Drake (1783-1852); The Tyrwhitt-Drake Settlement; Christie’s, London, 25 July 1952.
Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.
Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Lined and new stretchers in 1982. Ready to hang.