Miss Murray

Print
3rd quarter 18th century (published)
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Place Of Origin

Portrait of Miss Murray standing in a garden and tending a rose plant in a pot to the left. Half-length, facing slightly right and wearing a bonnet. In the background to the right is a gardener at work and an arcade in the distance..


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Mezzotint
Brief Description
Print, portrait of Miss [Fanny?] Murray tending to a rose plant, mezzotint by Richard Houston after an unknown artist, third quarter of 18th century.
Physical Description
Portrait of Miss Murray standing in a garden and tending a rose plant in a pot to the left. Half-length, facing slightly right and wearing a bonnet. In the background to the right is a gardener at work and an arcade in the distance..
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.2cm (cut)
  • Width: 25.7cm (cut)
Style
Copy Number
1st state
Marks and Inscriptions
'R. Houston Fecit. Printed for Jno. Bowles and Son at the Black Horse in Cornhill.' (Lettered with name of sitter etc. and)
Credit line
Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood
Historical context
The British Museum has a copy of this print. On their website the sitter is identified as Frances (Fanny) Murray (1729-1778), woman about town and wife of the actor David Ross (1728-1790).
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.
  • Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883.
Collection
Accession Number
E.413-1959

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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