Richard Gibson (British, 1615-1690)
Anne Hyde, Duchess of York (1637-1671), wearing ochre dress with slashed sleeve over white smock, mole-coloured mantle pinned at her left shoulder with jewelled clasp, pendent pearls from a jewelled brooch at her corsage and pearl necklace, her brown hair worn loose and curling.
Watercolour on vellum, original gilt-metal frame with silver backing.
Oval, 58mm (2 5/16in) high
Provenance: Sotheby's, 15 March 1971, lot 65
Purchased in 1975
Exhibited: Portrait Miniatures from the Merchiston Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 23 September 11 December 2005, no.6
Literature: Stephen Lloyd, Exhibition Catalogue, 2005, p.20-1 and 57, ill.col.pl.3