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George Chinnery (1774-1852)
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George Chinnery (1774-1852)

Portrait of Lady Elizabeth Stanley with her dog, half-length, seated

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George Chinnery (1774-1852)
Portrait of Lady Elizabeth Stanley with her dog, half-length, seated
signed 'G. Chinnery Sackville St./pinxt. 1794-' (on the reverse of the artist's original mount) and with inscription 'Given to Mrs Cole/[?] 9.29th/1796' (on the backboard)
pencil and watercolour
3 7/8 x 3¼ in. (10 x 8.3 cm.)
Provenance
Probably Mrs Cole, the sitter's mother's-in-law.
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Lot Essay

In 1793, Chinnery moved to Sackville Street, off Piccadilly, where he lived for two years.

The sitter was the daughter of the 12th Earl of Derby. Shortly after this portrait was drawn, Lady Elizabeth Stanley married Stephen Thomas Cole of Twickenham and Stoke Lyne. A dedication on the backboard to a Mrs Cole and the date 9 November 1794 suggests that this may have been an engagement present to the sitter's prospective mother-in-law.
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