25 November 2003
George Romney (1734-1802)
Portrait of Lady Herries, half-length, in a grey dress and white collar, with a wide-brimmed white hat with a blue ribbon
oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
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H. Ward and W. Roberts, Romney, A Biographical and Critical Essay, with a Catalogue Raisonne of his Works, London, 1904, II, p.77.
The sitter was the wife of Robert Herries (1730-1815), a banker and Colonel of the City Light Horse Volunteers, and Member of Parliament for Dumfries, who was knighted in 1774. Sittings are recorded in July, November, and December 1783 and a payment of £21 was received from Sir Robert Herries in July 1785.
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