L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Dorothy, Lady Dacre, by Anthony van Dyck, 1633
Dorothy, Lady Dacre (circa 1605 - 21 Apr 1698), the daughter of Dudley, 3rd Baron North, and
Frances Brocket. At the age of nineteen or twenty, she married Richard
Lennard, 13th Lord Dacre. The couple was very happy, had a son, but in 1630, after just five years of marriage, Richard died. This portrait was painted three years later, and she is still dressed in mourning. In 1650, twenty years after the death of her first husband, she remarried, becoming Mrs. ChalonerChute.
Stephen O'Donnell, painter and singer/performer. A mid-career fine artist, I have been showing professionally since 1995. Married to author and graphic designer Gigi Little, with whom I occasionally perform a mother and daughter singing act, Madeleine and Penny Prévert.