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Mrs. Radcliffe (nee Dorothy Reed) by Nathaniel Plimer and another portrait of a Lady by Alexander Gallaway

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Mrs Radcliffe wears white dress and fichu and white turban headgear with blue stripes
set in a gilt-metal frame the reverse glazed to reveal inscription Mrs. Radcliffe/ born Dorothy Reed/ mother of Mrs. Chambers/ of Stafford Place/ who was Mrs. Chambers/ the most beautiful/ woman of her/ time by R.Cosway

The identification to the artist as being Cosway can not be substantiated today.

Sold together with a Lady in white dress and bandeau painted by Alexander Gallaway, signed with initials and dated 1798, the reverse with gold initials JL on plaited hair, set within gold frame

Provenance: Edward Grosvenor Paine, Christie's, 12 October, 1982, lot 38 (for the portrait of Mrs. Radcliffe)
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Year                 1780 and 1798
Medium                 watercolour on ivory
Signed                 The portrait by Gallaway is signed with initials and dated
Provenance                 Edward Grosvenor Paine, Christie's, 12 October, 1982, lot 38 (for the portrait of Mrs. Radcliffe)
Condition                 The Gallaway has faded
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