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Lady Emma Pennant, née Brudenell, in black dress with white gauze sleeves, a coloured shawl draped over her right arm which rests on a stone wall, her left hand, with gold wedding band, holding the other end of her shawl, gold bracelet, fair hair dressed in ringlets; curtain background
signed and dated on the backing card 'W. Egley Miniature Painter 67 Cirencester Place Fitzroy Sq. 1829'
rectangular with arched top and bottom, 4¼ x 3 1/8 in. (109 x 80 mm.), ebonised wood frame with gilt-metal mount and acorn motif
The backing card is further inscribed in pencil with the sitter's name and biographical information.
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Please note that the miniature was painted in 1829, not 1827.

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Lady Emma Pennant, née Brudenell, was the daughter of Robert Brudenell (1769-1837), 6th Earl of Cardigan and his wife Penelope Anne, née Cooke (1770-1826). She married, in 1827, David Pennant (1796-1835) and they had a daughter, Louisa. Her brother was Lieutenant General James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan (1797-1868) who led the Charge of the Light Brigade.
The present miniature is most likely a marriage portrait. Painted in 1827, the year of the sitter's marriage, she is depicted wearing her wedding band.

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