Portrait of Rebecca Branthwayt (d.1740), neé Newton painted by John Theodore Heins (1697-1756) Norwich Norfolk

Portrait of Rebecca Branthwayt (d.1740), neé Newton

Assumed to have been painted by John Theodore Heins (1697-1756) 

Sold by Christies 23 May 2002 (www.christies.com).  Descibed as; Portrait of Rebecca Branthwayt (d.1740), neé Newton, seated three-quarter-length, in a white satin dress and blue wrap in a draped interior.  Inscribed 'Rebecca Branthwayt/Ob: 1740' (lower left) and inscribed 'Rebecca, wife of Miles Branthwayt/& daughter & co-heiress of/Thomas Newton Esq. of Norwich/ob: Nov. 1740 & buried in the vault/at Hethel (on a canvas fragment attached to the stretcher) 50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm.).

If you have any further information about Rebecca Branthwayt or her family I would be very pleased to hear from you.  Please contact me on jj@jjhc.info

 

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