An Unknown Lady in a White Dress
attributed to Anne Mee (London c.1760 – Hammersmith 1851)
Art / Miniatures
1805 - 1810
Watercolour on ivory, gold, pearl and wood
78 mm (H)64 mm (W)Order this image
Polesden Lacey, Surrey (Accredited Museum)
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Portrait miniature, watercolour on ivory, An Unknown Lady in a White Dress, attributed to Anne Mee (London c.1760 – Hammersmith 1851). c.1805-1810. Oval. Half-length portrait of a young lady turned to the left, gazing at the spectator, wearing a low-cut white empire-line dress. Blue eyes, dark brown tightly curled hair, pink complexion. Sky background.
Date of acquisition not recorded, but originally at 16 Charles Street, Mayfair, Mrs Greville's London home, and bequeathed by Margaret McEwan, The Hon. Mrs Ronald Greville (1863-1942) with Polesden Lacey, to the National Trust, in memory of her father, William McEwan (1827-1913) in 1942. This item found on the probate inventory record for Charles Street chattels at Polesden Lacey, miniatures previously exempted from duty, page 47.
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attributed to Anne Mee (London c.1760 – Hammersmith 1851), miniaturist