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Mary Barrett (died 1836)

Mr and Mrs Philip Gell: he, facing right in blue coat, yellow waistcoat and white cravat: and she, nearly profile to the left in blue dress with white underslip, blue bordered gauze over her long auburn hair: and another miniature of the same sitter

signed and dated 98 and 97 respectively on the reverse, gilt-metal mounts
ovals, 3in. (76mm.) and 3 1/2in. (89mm.) high, respectively

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Philip Gell (1775-1842), son of Philip Gell (died 1795) and Dorothy Milne, a poetess, married Georgiana Anne (1777-1853), daughter of Mr N. Nicholas. He was M.P. for Derbyshire and High Sheriff and Deputy Lieutenant of the county

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