MARY BEALE (Barrow, Suffolk, 1633 – London, 1699)

Portrait of a Gentleman

circa 1675

oil on canvas

30⅜ x 25 in / 77 x 63.5 cm



(Possibly) Collection of the Earls’ of Wilton, Heaton Hall;

(Possibly) Sale, Walter Brierley, Catalogue of the Heaton Park collection of oil paintings, drawings, engravings and antique furniture, Manchester, 29 June 1906, lot 18;

Sir John Thomas Banks (1815-1908), Dublin;

by descent to the Hon. Catherine Burrell (d. 1958), his granddaughter;

Thence by descent;

sale, Sotheby’s, British Painting and Watercolours and 19th Century Continental Pictures, 12 May 1999, lot 167 (withdrawn);

Private collection, England.


We are grateful to Tabitha Barber of the Tate Museums for confirming the attribution.