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The Right Honble Margeretta Maria Lady North & Grey

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • The Right Honble Margeretta Maria Lady North & Grey
  • Description

    Portrait, seen almost whole-length, seated, directed slightly to left, looking to front, facing slightly to right, hair plain falling over right shoulder and held by right hand, loose dress, robe, left hand on lap, coronet on slab to left, trees in distance; after Kneller.

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1705-1735
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 353 millimetres
    • Width: 251 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and production and publication detail, below image: "G Kneller. S.R. Imp: et Mag: Brit: Bart. pinx." and "J.Simon fec: et Exc:"
  • Curator's comments

    The sitter married Lord North and Grey in 1705: remarrying the year after he died, in 1735.

  • Bibliography

    • Chaloner Smith 111 bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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