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18th century portrait miniature of Lady Lucy Digby (1748-1787) with her son

£ 3,500

Artist: Peter Paillou

REF
5062
Lucy wears wide brimmed yellow hat with black ribbon and white plumes, striped white dress with lace fichu

This is a particularly fine example of Paillou's work prior to 1800, before he developed his better known style where the figures is against a "sunset" background. It was painted one year before she died aged 39

Lucy was the daughter of Stephen Fox-Strangways, 1st Earl of Ilchester and Elizabeth Strangways Fox-Strangway. She married, 1st October, 1771, Stephen Digby.
More Information
Year                 1786.
Medium                 watercolour on ivory,
Signed                 Signed and inscribed with the sitter's details on the reverse and dated 1786
Condition                 Artist join on the left hand side
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