20 November 2007
Richard Crosse (British, 1742-1810)
Mary Plumptre (d. 1832), later Lady Glyn, as a child, in white dress with lace trim, white lace bonnet with blue ribbon in her upswept hair
oval, 1 5/16 in. (34 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame
Edward Grosvenor Paine (1911-1989) Collection, New Orleans, La., inv. no. 228; Sotheby's, London, 22 June 1981, lot 61 (£1,300).
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Mary Plumptre, daughter of John Plumptre M.P., married the banker Sir Richard Carr Glyn, 1st Bt., of Gaunts, Dorset, in 1785. He later became Lord Mayor of London in 1798.
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