(b. 1660, Osnabrück, d. 1711, London)

Portrait of a Lady

Oil on canvas, 126 x 103 cm
Private collection

The sitter was presumably a member of the family or circle of the 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, for whom Closterman painted a group of portraits in classicising dress circa 1700 at his Dorset home. The finest of these, the double portrait of the Earl with his brother Maurice representing their mutual interest in moral philosophy, is now in the National Portrait Gallery, London.

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