Portrait of Anne Hussey (Delaval), Lady Stanhope

Tilly Kettleca. 1768

Museo de Arte de Ponce

Museo de Arte de Ponce
Ponce, Puerto Rico

In this full-length portrait, Lady Stanhope's attire indicates how fashionable Indian textiles and styles of clothing were in England during the second half of the eighteenth century, as a result of the success of the East India Company. Lady Stanhope wears a white gown embroidered with gold flowers, tied with a fitted gold sash around the waist. Her pink, taffeta silk coat and Indian-style gold slippers also show the profound influence the culture had on British art of the period. Kettle would later travel to India, further immersing himself in the country's influences.


  • Title: Portrait of Anne Hussey (Delaval), Lady Stanhope
  • Creator: Tilly Kettle
  • Creator Lifespan: 1734/1786
  • Creator Nationality: British
  • Date Created: ca. 1768
  • Location Created: England
  • Physical Dimensions: 84 5/8 × 55 1/8 in. (215 × 140 cm)
  • Type: painting
  • Rights: Museo de Arte de Ponce. The Luis A. Ferré Foundation, Inc.
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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