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THOMAS GIBSON* (C.1680-1751)

PORTRAIT OF BRIDGET, DAUGHTER OF PEREGINE BERTIE, AND WIFE OF JOHN, FIRST EARL OF POULETTE, AS SAINT CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA

INSCRIBED WITH THE NAME OF THE SITTER'BRIDGET DAUGHTER OF PEREGINE [SIC] BERTIE AND WIFE OF JOHN FIRST EARL POULETT' 'GIBSON PINXT'
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71¾ X 46. 1/2IN. (182 X 118CM.)
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MARIETTA/COBB MUSEUM OF ART, MARIETTA, GA

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THE SITTER WAS THE DAUGHTER OF PEREGINE BERTIE. SHE INHERITED A CONSIDERABLE SUM OF #30,000. IN 1702, SHE MARRIED JOHN, 1ST EARL OF POULETT AND VISCOUNT HINTON ST. GEORGE. THE EARL WAS 1ST LORD TREASURER, 1710-11 AND LORD STEWARD OF HOUSEHOLD, 1711-14
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