'Disrobing Suky': One Mistress but Two Masters? The examination of a portrait of Susanna Trevelyan

Nicky Grimaldi, Jeremy Capadose

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The article discusses an 18th-century family portrait of Susanna Trevelyan, known as Suky, located at Wallington Hall in England. The portrait has often been attributed to painter Thomas Gainsborough, with over-painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds completed in the 1770s. The portrait underwent conservation at the University of Northumberland, where infrared reflectography (IR) and X-radiography (X-ray) showed changes made to the painting. The author analyzes the portrait's connections to Reynolds.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-19
JournalBritish Art Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2011

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