Samuel Shelley (British, 1750/56 -1808)
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Samuel Shelley (British, 1750/56 -1808)

Samuel Shelley (British, 1750/56 -1808)
Eleanor, Countess of Lauderdale, née Todd (1762-1856)
Signed on the backing card 'Sam: Shelley / Henrietta Street / Cov.t / Garden'
On ivory
Oval, 64 mm. high, gilt-metal easel-stand frame with engraved monogram and coronet surmount
Major R. M. O. de la Hey; Sotheby's, London, 4 November 1968, lot 265 (£320 to N. Williams).
Paul Wansborough; Christie's, London, 23 March 1982, lot 339.
Christie's, London, 19 May 2016, lot 112.
With D.S. Lavender (Antiques) Ltd, in 2016.
D. Foskett, A Dictionary of British Miniature Painters, London, 1972, II, pl. 327, fig. 814.
Edinburgh, The Arts Council Gallery, British Portrait Miniatures, 1965, no. 270.
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Lot Essay

The sitter was the only daughter of Anthony Todd, Secretary of the General Post Office. In 1782 she married James Maitland, 8th Earl of Lauderdale with whom she had 9 children. She was painted by Angelica Kauffman circa 1780/81 (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, inv. no. 2001.88).

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