8 July 2016
Thomas Hudson (Devonshire ?1701-1779 Twickenham)
Portrait of Lady Anne Brudenell (d. 1786), half-length, in a pink dress with cuffed sleeves and pearls in her hair, in a painted oval
oil on canvas
30 ¼ x 25 7/8 in. (77 x 64.4 cm.)
in its original carved giltwood frame
By descent at Patshull, Staffordshire, to William Legge, 7th Earl of Dartmouth (1881-1958), and by descent.
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Birmingham, City Museum and Art Gallery, Jubilee Commemorative Exhibition, 1934.
The sitter was the daughter of George Legge, Viscount Lewisham, and Elizabeth Kaye. In November 1760 she married James Brudenell, later 5th Earl of Cardigan (1725-1811). After 1780 she was styled Baroness Brudenell of Deene until her death in 1786.
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