Elizabeth Boughton, Lady Templetown (1774-1823)
Anne Mee (London c.1760 – Hammersmith 1851)
Art / Miniatures
circa 1795 - 1800
Watercolour on ivory
7.5 x 5.9 cmOrder this image
Ickworth, Suffolk (Accredited Museum)
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Portrait miniature, watercolour on ivory, Elizabeth Boughton, Lady Templetown (1774-1823), by Anne Mee (London c.1760 – Hammersmith 1851). c.1795-1800. Oval. Head and shoulders portrait of a young woman, turned to the left, gazing at the spectator, wearing a white dress with blue sash. Brown eyes, long light brown hair tied with a white scarf under her chin, pink healthy complexion. Grey background. Engraved on rim of gold locket 'Elizabeth, daughter of Shuckburgh Boughton, m. 1769 1st Lord Templetown'. The glass back, with gold edge, engraved 'by Mrs Mee' contains a lock of dark brown hair under blue glass. The miniature, which shows the sitter as a young woman, is presumably a copy of a portrait in the style of Romney, c.1795-1800. The pastel portrait of her at Ickworth, by Downman, shows her slightly younger.
Part of the Bristol Collection. Acquired by the National Trust in 1956 under the auspices of the National Land Fund, later the National Heritage Memorial Fund.
Makers and roles
Anne Mee (London c.1760 – Hammersmith 1851), miniaturist