Susan Penelope Rosse

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Susan Penelope Rosse
A Woman, presumed to be a self-portrait of Susannah-Penelope Rosse.jpg
A presumed to be a self-portrait of Susan Penelope Rosse
Susan Penelope Gibson[1]

NationalityUnited Kingdom
Known forPortrait miniatures[1]
Notable work
Portrait of Gilbert Burnet[1]

Susan Penelope Rosse (also known as Susannah Penelope Rosse) (1652–1700) was an English painter. She painted portrait miniatures. She was the daughter of Richard Gibson. Her most notable artwork is a portrait of Gilbert Burnet.[1]


Susan Penelope Gibson was born in 1652.[1] She was raised in London.[2] Her father was miniature painter Richard Gibson.[1] She grew up next to artist Samuel Cooper. They remained close friends for their entire lives. She married jeweler Michael Rosse. The couple lived in London on Henrietta Street. The home was formerly owned by Samuel Cooper.[2]


She learned how to paint miniatures from her father. She painted members of the court of Charles II of England.[3] She also painted many portraits of her neighbors while living on Henrietta Street.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Gibson, Richard". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
  2. ^ a b c "A Woman, presumed to be a self-portrait of Susannah-Penelope Rosse". Collections. V&A. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Susan Penelope Rosse". Art Fortune. Retrieved 21 January 2015.