Mary Anne Marshall, later Mrs William Searle Benthall (1780-1866) as a young girl

J. Wright
National Trust Inventory Number 509834

Category Paintings
Date 1780 - 1785
Materials Oil on canvas? (oval)
Measurements 260 x 200 mm
Place of origin
Collection Benthall Hall, Shropshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Benthall Hall, Shropshire, Midlands, National Trust

Summary description

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.

Full description

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?

Provenance

Benthall collection; bequeathed by Sir Arthur Paul Benthall (1902-1992)

Makers and roles

J. Wright, artist

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Place of origin
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Periods 18th century (83793)
Maker J. Wright (7)
Subjects Mary Anne Marshall, Mrs William Searle Benthall (1780-1866) (4)
Object Type Oil painting (16488)

Record Status

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