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Sophia Pelham by George Romney (1734-1802).

Oil on canvas, in a painted oval, 75cm by 62.2cm. Pair to PIC293.

Sophia, the daughter of George Aufrere, married Charles Anderson-Pelham, 1st Baron Yarborough in 1770. A later addition to the 1763 Burghley Inventory records: “pictures in dressing room….Miss Pelham wife of the first L’d Yarborough by Romney”.

George Romney was one of the most fashionable artists of his day, painting the portraits of many of the leading society figures, including Emma, Lady Hamilton, the wife of Sir William Hamilton, British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Naples. She was also the mistress of Horatio, Lord Nelson and George Romney’s muse.

 

REFERENCE: PIC185

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