NPG Number
377
Mkey
63
Sitter/Title
Unknown woman, formerly known as Louisa, Countess of Albany
Qualifier
attributed to
Artist(s)
HughDouglasHamilton
Date made
circa 1785
Medium
oil on canvas
Credit line
© National Portrait Gallery, London
unknown woman formerly known as louisa countess of albany

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377

Unknown woman, formerly known as Louisa, Countess of Albany

attributed to

Hugh Douglas Hamilton

circa 1785

oil on canvas

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Although this painting entered the collection with portraits of Prince Charles ({NPG 376|mw1244}) and Cardinal York ({NPG 378|mw6986}) and remains associated with these two portraits, both rightly named, the identification should be treated with caution. No other versions of the type are known and the features of the lady are not easily reconciled with authentic portraits of Louisa. The hair style and costume are of this date but the sitter looks distinctly old for c.1785.