Circle of Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), British
MARY STANLEY SISTER TO SIR T. STANLEY DIED 1719
Oil on canvas; titled verso
31" x 26.5" — 78.7 x 67.3 cm.
Mary Stanley (1665-1719), was the sister of Sir Thomas Stanley, Earl of Derby, of Knowsley Hall, home of the Earl of Derby, Liverpool
The Stanley Cup, the championship trophy of the National Hockey League, was presented to the Dominion of Canada in 1892 by another Stanley family descendent, Frederick Stanley, the 16th Earl of Derby during his tenure as Governor General of Canada.
Purchased from an elderly school teacher, who is thought to be related to the family by the present Private Collection, Toronto