A Portrait of a Lady, possibly Mary Chetwynd, Bust-Length, in a red Brocade Dress with a Lace Trim, a Miniature with her Coat-of-Arms hanging from her Neck, in a painted Oval with a Marble Surround.

Oil on canvas
Signed and Dated: 'C J fecit/1628'
30 3/8 x 25 1/2 inches, 76 x 63.8 cm
Essay: 

The sitter's pendant displays the heraldic device of 'azure a chevron' between three mullets, the coat-of-arms of the Chetwynd family. The Chetwynds were influential landowners and churchmen in Staffordshire in the 17th century. The age and unmarried status of the sitter would suggest a most likely identification as Mary Chetwynd, only daughter of Sir Walter Chetwynd of Ingestre, Sheriff of Salop (died 1638). She later married George Digby of London.