Art in Isolation
Join Philip again today at 4pm live as he discusses two more 17th century works from his private collection. The first will be a portrait of the actress Moll Davis. Davis enjoyed the same pedigree and path to the Royal favour as her contemporary and rival Nell Gwynn. The present portrait derives from a three-quarter length by Sir Peter Lely which depicts her with the unguent jar of St Mary Magdalen, placing her in the guise of the reformed sinner, as well as providing a witty conceit for the display of a very decolletage. The portrait is shown here in Philip's home.