National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of The Frankland Sisters John Hoppner (artist)
British, 1758 - 1810
The Frankland Sisters, 1795
oil on canvas
overall: 155 x 125 cm (61 x 49 3/16 in.) framed: 182.2 x 151.8 cm (71 3/4 x 59 3/4 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
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From the Tour: British and American Grand Manner Portraits of the 1700s
Object 6 of 12

The Frankland Sisters, another Hoppner group portrait, represents descendants of Oliver Cromwell. As a faithful spaniel sleeps at their feet, Marianne hugs Amelia, who holds a crayon and portfolio of sketches. During the Royal Academy’s 1795 exhibition, a newspaper critic noted that the picture “does the Artist great credit: the Group is natural and graceful; the heads are sweetly painted.” Unfortunately, both sisters died of consumption at a young age.

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