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Portrait miniature - Miniature portrait of a lady, said to be the Duchess of Marlborough

Miniature portrait of a lady, said to be the Duchess of Marlborough

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1764 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hone, Nathaniel RA, born 1718 - died 1784 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painting on ivory

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr. Joan Evans, PSA

  • Museum number:

    P.90-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case RMC, shelf 2, box C

Physical description

Miniature portrait on ivory of a lady, said to be the Duchess of Marlborough

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1764 (made)

Artist/maker

Hone, Nathaniel RA, born 1718 - died 1784 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Painting on ivory

Marks and inscriptions

'NH 1764.'
Signed with monogram and dated

Dimensions

Height: 3.2 cm, Width: 3 cm

Historical context note

The Duchess of Marlborough in 1764 was Lady Caroline Russell, daughter of the Duke of Bedford, she married George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough in 1762, and died in 1811. A comparison of this miniature with two portraits of Lady Caroline Russell by Reynolds suggests that this is a plausible identification, but does not provide conclusive evidence for it.

Descriptive line

Miniature portrait of a lady, said to be the Duchess of Marlborough, by Nathaniel Hone, Anglo-Irish, 1764

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1962. London: HMSO, 1964.

Materials

Ivory

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Woman

Categories

Portraits; Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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