Amelia Anne Egerton, Lady Hume (1751-1809)
Richard Cosway RA (Tiverton, Devon 1742 - London 1821)
Oil painting on canvas, Amelia Egerton, Lady Hume (1751-1809) by Richard Cosway RA (Tiverton, Devon 1742 - London 1821). A half-length portrait of a woman, seated on a sofa, with her back to the spectator, but turned to the left and in left profile, and gazing to the left, long brown hair dressed with a green turban and wearing a red dress.The painting is recorded in Lord Hume's collection. She was the daughter of the Right Reverend John Egerton Bishop of Durham (1721-1787) and Lady Anne Sophia Grey (d.1780) daughter of Henry de Grey, Duke of Kent. She was the sister and heiress of the unmarried General John William Egerton, 7th Earl of Bridgwater (1753-1823) and married Sir Abraham Hume, 2nd Bt, son of Sir Abraham Hume, 1st Bt, in 1771. Their children of were: Amelia Hume (1772-1837) who in 1793 married Charles Long, later created Baron Farnborough, who died without issue and Amelia Sophia Hume, Lady Brownlow (1788-1814), who married John Cust, 2nd Baron Brownlow, later (1815) created 1st Earl Brownlow and Viscount Alford, whose son, John Hume (Egerton) (1812-1851), Viscount Alford, inherited the vast Egerton estates which brought him an income of £70,000 a year.
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) from Edward John Peregrine Cust, 7th Baron Brownlow, C. St J. (b.1936) in 1984
Belton House, The Brownlow Collection (acquired with the help of the National Heritage Memorial Fund by the National Trust in 1984)
Makers and roles
Richard Cosway RA (Tiverton, Devon 1742 - London 1821), artist