Portrait of Mrs. Michel, neé Anne Fane
Hillwood Mansion, First Floor Library
Oil on canvas
H. 55 in., W. 43 in.
Lawrence was the finest English portrait painter of his generation during the reign of George III and the Regency. Mrs. Michel, née Anne Fane, initially sat for this portrait in 1813. The portrait remained in the artist’s studio until his death in 1830. It was one of the many paintings Lawrence began and put aside, much to the annoyance of his clients. Although Anne Fane was not old when Lawrence painted her portrait, the artist successfully captured her maturity and the severity of her expression.
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
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