Oil painting on panel ? (oval), Mary Anne Marshall, later Mrs William Searle Benthall (1780-1866) as a young girl, as a young girl by J. Wright. Oval. Half-length portrait of Mary Ann Marshall, turned to the left. Long curly fair hair, blue eyes and a rosy complexion, wearing a white high-waisted dress with a blue sash. Inscribed with biographical details written in black ink on reverse. 1780 - 1785.
There is a miniature painter, John Wright (c.1760-suicde 1820) who exhibited miniatures at the RA 1795-1819, and who did watercolour copies of oil portraits for stipple engravers 1812ff., all of great precision. But, if he was really born as early as 1760, his career begins very late - could he have done these when young?
Benthall collection; bequeathed by Sir Arthur Paul Benthall (1902-1992)
Makers and roles
J. Wright, artist