11 April 1997
John Partridge, R.A. (1790-1872)
Portrait of Frances, Marchioness of Bute (1773-1832), seated full-length, in a black dress with a lace collar and bonnet, holding a letter in her right hand, in an interior
oil on canvas
42¼ x 30¼ in. (107.3 x 76.8 cm.)
By descent to the sitter.
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Frances, second daughter of the banker Thomas Coutts (1735-1822), was the second wife of John, 1st Marquess of Bute (1744-1814). Sir Thomas Lawrence painted the sitter, as well as her sisters Lady Burdett and Susan, Countess of Guilford.
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