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The Cholmondeley Ladies

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The painting depicts two young women sitting up in bed, fully dressed, each holding an infant. They are traditionally said to be sisters, although the different coloured eyes of the ladies and children show that they are not identical twins. The babies are swaddled in red christening robes. The painting was known to be in the collection of Thomas Cholmondeley (pronounced 'Chumley'), the third son of Sir Hugh (died 1601) and Lady Mary Cholmondeley, who was an ancestor of the last Lord Delamere of Vale Royal, Cheshire.

Tate Britain

London


Date

c.1600–10

Medium

Oil on wood

Measurements

H 88.6 x W 172.3 cm

Accession number

T00069

Acquisition method

Presented anonymously 1955

Work type

Painting


Tate Britain

Millbank, London, Greater London SW1P 4RG England

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