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Pastel - Selina Chambers
  • Selina Chambers
    Cotes, Francis R.A., born 1726 - died 1770
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Selina Chambers

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1764 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cotes, Francis R.A., born 1726 - died 1770 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the National Portrait Gallery

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    On display at Osterley Park House, London

Physical description

Portrait, half-length, when a girl, turned slightly to right and looking to front. The sitter is wearing flowers in her hair and a light pink dress decorated with lace.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1764 (made)


Cotes, Francis R.A., born 1726 - died 1770 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'F Cotes pxt. 1764'
Signed and dated


Height: 52.5 cm, Width: 46 cm

Object history note

This is one of a group of portraits of the family of Sir William Chambers, R.A., bequeathed to the National Portrait Gallery by Miss E. F. E. Pebardy. Another portrait of the sitter after her marriage to William Innes of Jamaica, is P.15-1958, a miniature by G. Engleheart.

Descriptive line

Portrait, half-length, of Selina Chambers daughter of Sir William Chambers (RA). Shown holding a doll. Signed and dated 1764 lower right. Pastel drawing by Francis Cotes, 1764.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1957-1958 London: HMSO, 1964





Subjects depicted

Flowers; Lace; Girl


Drawings; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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