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Mary Beale Art

MARY BEALE (UK, 1633–99)

Mary Beale was one of the most successful professional female Baroque art portrait painters of the late 17th century. She started painting alongside her father, whose membership in The Painter-Stainers’ Company introduced her to the renowned court painter Peter Lely and many of his contemporaries. At 18, she married Charles Beale, a colour-mixer, Charles would stretch many of her canvases and mix pigments for work. Later, Charles would meticulously record Mary’s artistic process, clientele and technique, giving us a rare window into the world of a brilliant woman flourishing in a nearly exclusively male field. Mary would paint the noted physician Thomas Sydenham, who wrote The foundational medical text observationes medicae, the politician, William Pierrepont, John Lake, the Bishop of Chichester, John Tillotson, the Archbishop of Canterbury and John Maitland (1616–82), Duke of Lauderdale. Beale’s catalog became a who’s who of London’s most influential and she was prolific.

(Biography provided by Daniel Hunt Fine Art)
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17th century Portrait of a Lady
By Mary Beale
Located in Bath, GB
Portrait of an elegant lady with long brown hair, seated in a landscape, wearing a blue silk gown with white chemise, a red cloak over one arm. This composition is based on a portrai...
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17th Century Baroque Mary Beale Art

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of Isaac Barrow - Oil Portrait, Leading Female Artist, 17th Century
By Mary Beale
Located in London, GB
Mary Beale 1633-1699 Portrait of Isaac Barrow Oil on canvas Image size: 29½ x 25 inches Gilt frame Mary Beale, (nee Craddock), is one of the most celebrated portraitists of the 17th...
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17th Century Old Masters Mary Beale Art

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