An unknown Lady
An unknown Lady
An unknown Lady
An unknown Lady


An unknown Lady

c. 1760 United Kingdom

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She wears a low coat blue dress with lace collar
signed with initials on the obverse, set in the original gold bracelet clasp frame

Eldest of six daughters of a Herefordshire family, she took up miniature painting to earn her living after her father’s ruin. The main body of the work ascribed to her is dated from 1750 – 1765. She married a Butler, a church organist of Ranelagh, it is said c. 1772 and no miniatures by her after this date are known. She exhibited at the Society of Artists in 1761, 1762, 1771, and 1772. She was a close friend of Sir Joshua and Miss Reynolds;
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Height 1.50 inch (3.81 cm)
Stock Code
watercolour on ivory
signed with initials on the obverse
Ellison Fine Art

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