A portrait of Lady Newdigate ( nee Hester Mundy 1737-1800) dressed as Cumean Sibyll holding a book of music
A portrait of Lady Newdigate ( nee Hester Mundy 1737-1800) dressed as Cumean Sibyll holding a book of music
A portrait of Lady Newdigate ( nee Hester Mundy 1737-1800) dressed as Cumean Sibyll holding a book of music
A portrait of Lady Newdigate ( nee Hester Mundy 1737-1800) dressed as Cumean Sibyll holding a book of music

JOHN RUSSELL RA (1745-1806)

A portrait of Lady Newdigate ( nee Hester Mundy 1737-1800) dressed as Cumean Sibyll holding a book of music

1780 United Kingdom

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An attractive portrait of Lady Newdigate ( nee Hester Mundy 1737-1800) dressed as Cumean Sibly holding a book of music
Pastel on card, in gilded frame inscribed on the reverse Lady Newdigate Sister of E.M. Mundy, Esq


Hester Margaret Mundy was the second wife of Sir Roger Newdigate 5th Baronet (1719-1806) who was a politician and collector of antiquities. He inherited the estates of Arbury and Harefield in Middlesex on the death of his bother in 1734. He is most remembered as the founder of the Newdigate Prize 1805 and as a collector of antiques, a number of which he donated to University College, Oxford(where he was educated). From 1742-47 he served as MP for Middlesex and in 1751, he began a 30 year tenure as MP for Oxford University.

Hester married Sir Roger in 1776. He lavished attention on Arbury Hall which he rebuilt over a period of 30 years in Gothic Renaissance style, engaging in the services of Henry Couchman.
He is immortalised in fiction in George Eliot’s Scenes of Clerical Life, I where he appears as Sir Christopher Cheverel in Mr. Gilfil’s love Story
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Literature: Illustrated in colour Antiques Dealer and Collecto Guide, June 1989 in an article Portraits in Pastel by Gerald Pendred
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Height 9.50 inch (24.13 cm)
Stock Code
2512
Medium
pastel
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