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

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1763 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pastel drawing

  • 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)


1763 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Pastel drawing

Marks and inscriptions

'F Cotes pxt. 1763'
Signed and dated


Height: 55.56 cm, Width: 45.40 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. According to information provided by the testatrix, the sitter was born in Rome 22 July 1752; she married in 1775 John Milbank, son of Sir Ralf Milbank, and died 1 March 1795.

Descriptive line

Portrait, half-length, of Cornelia Chambers, daughter of Sir William Chambers (RA). Pastel drawing by Francis Cotes, 1763.

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

Girl; Flowers; Lace


Drawings; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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