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Mrs. Jane Lambert (1757-1791)


in a rectangular ivory tooth pick box with cut off corners, the interior green velvet lined with (cracked) mirror inset to hinged cover 9.5 x 4.5cm

Jane Lambert was the daughter of Mr Robert LeGrand and Elizabeth Curling of Guilton Kent. She married William Lambert (1761 -1838) of Shortes Place Woodmansterne Surrey c. 1785, they had three children William b. 1788, Jane Elizabeth b.1789 and Lt John Lambert RN. b. 1790. Her obituary published in the Gentleman's Magazine November 1791 p. 1065 states 'At Woodmansterne, Co. Surrey, of a consumption, in her 29th year of her age, leaving three children, Mrs Lambert, the lady of William L. Esq. She was the daughter Robert Le Grand, Esq of Guilton, in Kent. Her personal beauty was so great, that for many years she was the unrivalled toast of the county of Kent, and after her marriage she was the pattern of everything that is excellant and praiseworthy in the mother, the wife, or the friend'
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Provenance                 The Lambert family of Woodmansterne Surrey and thence by descent
Literature                 Dr G.C. Williamson and H. L. D. Engleheart, George Engelheart 1750-1829 Miniature Painter George III p 103. Sitter's lists a pair of portraits painted for Mr and Mrs Lambert in 1785
Condition                 mirror on the inside cracked
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