Mary Postans, Mrs Alfred Shaw (1814-1876)

Daniel Maclise (Cork 1806 - London 1870)
National Trust Inventory Number 825632

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1830 - 1870
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 908 x 711 mm (35 ¾ x 28 in)
Place of origin
Collection Ightham Mote, Kent (Accredited Museum)
On show at Ightham Mote, Kent, London and South East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Mary Postans, Mrs Alfred Shaw (1814-1876) by Daniel Maclise (Cork 1806 - London 1870). An oval half-length portrait 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

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Place of origin
Materials Paint (30414)
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Category Art / Oil paintings (12632)
Collection Ightham Mote, Kent (Accredited Museum) (2698)
Periods 19th century (173944)
Maker Daniel Maclise (Cork 1806 - London 1870) (49)
Subjects Mary Postans, Mrs Alfred Shaw (1814-1876) (2)
Object Type Oil painting (14421)

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