Oil painting on canvas, Title: Mary Postans, Mrs Alfred Shaw (1814-1876) by Daniel Maclise (Cork 1806 - London 1870). Oval. Half-length portait of a woman, facing, head and gaze to the right, dark hair parted in the centre, black dress.Frame labelled "Mary Postans (Mrs Alfred Shaw) / B1814-D1876 (Maclise)". A label on the reverse reads "Mary Postans Daughter of Thomas and Agatha Postans . Born at Lee, Kent, 1814. Died at Hadleigh Hall, Suffolk, 1876. Buried in Hadleigh Cemetery. She married (1) Alfred Shaw (2) John Frederick Robinson. This portrait is said to have been painted by Daniel Maclise." A second label reads "Mary Postans (1814-1876) (By Daniel Maclise) / Property of R.G. Postans / 202 Tottenhall Road / Palmer's Green / London / N13 6DE".
By descent from Mary Postans (1814-1876); bequeathed by Ivy Joan Postans (d. 2007)
Makers and roles
Daniel Maclise (Cork 1806 - London 1870), artist